Monday, August 24, 2020

C19 Update: Hospitalizations, ICUs Fall

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 511 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 8 new deaths.* The total number of cases is 78,405. The virus has caused 2,248 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 42% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 62,707 recoveries. More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. The Rt factor is 1.02.

 The big chart showed much improvement as hospitalizations, ICUs, and vents plunged over the last ten days.



24 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is what it is.

Anonymous said...

That chart is looking a lot better over the last week. Could the statewide mask mandate actually be working? Dr. Dobbs said yesterday to expect a spike in the next 2-3 weeks as the children get it at school and kick off another round of community spread.

One alternative theory I've seen lately is that the virus is running out of Covidiots to infect. There are a number of people who don't care one bit about helping their fellow citizens and will continue to act without any regard for the transmission of the virus. These are the ones who helped propel Mississippi to the top of the infection and mortality rankings. It is possible the virus has exhausted the pool of ignoramuses.

The problem is that there is still a very sizeable part of the population who are subject to infection and can't let their guard down until a vaccine is available. We are nowhere near herd immunity.

Give me a call when the seven-day death average is less than 5 and the hospitalizations are below 200.

Anonymous said...

@4:03pm - There may never be herd immunity, regardless of the amount of infections. The common cold is a coronavirus, and humans are only “immune” to it for a period of 3-6 months after catching it. If that is the case, and looks to be the case, with this coronavirus, then it will be with us forever. Reports are now surfacing of second infections in Asia after a gap of 3-6 months from the first infection. The best we can hope for is a treatment or therapeutics that bring the sickness to the level of the common cold and it doesn’t kill people. If only it killed the Covidiots...

Anonymous said...

" The total number of cases is 78,405."
( Out of how many people ) tested since day one ???

Since all of this started, we've had daily stats about "new" cases.
But it's never been announced how many people are tested within each daily sample.

In every 24 hour statistic, the amount of positive cases are directly relevant to the total number of tests administered within that same time.

(But we never hear about the total numbers involved in these "covid test samples").

I'm not insinuating anything, only asking a question.

Anonymous said...

It is possible the virus has exhausted the pool of ignoramuses.

If you haven't caught it yet the answer to your question would be 'No'.

Anonymous said...

@4:03
Your MSM chicken little theory is completely off. The virus is running out of the old, the infirm, and of course the pozzed degens with compromised immune systems. They are the only ones who even notice that they are infected. The majority 97% of the population have probably had it and barely noticed.

Anonymous said...

4:30 They do provide that information weekly. I think Dr. Dobbs said they don't necessarily get the negative case information timely or sometimes at all from some labs which would make daily numbers misleading.

Overall there have been 586,631 tests, although apparently some of the on-site quick tests weren't reported. You could go to a website like covidtracking.com/data and get the historical information to do a weekly percentage computation. You would take each week and subtract the prior week to get total positives and total tests. It would take a bit of time.

Anonymous said...

Death Comes For Us All, regardless.

Anonymous said...

The decline in critical metrics will continue its rapid fall down the right side of the curve just as it has done in every other area that reached peak infection months before us. The Spring shutdown in MS only delayed infections rather than diminishing them.

Anonymous said...

" 4:30 They do provide that information weekly. I think Dr. Dobbs said they don't necessarily get the negative case information timely or sometimes at all from some labs which would make daily numbers misleading. "

Thanks 4:58.

I honestly don't have time to do the math, but while Dr. Dobbs may have explained such, the local news reports definitely don't include those statistics.

When the local news finally starting using the phrase "x amount of people are PRESUMED to have recovered" that started me to reconsider the daily information.

But, thanks again .

Seriously !

Anonymous said...

Yes, @5:00 PM you are correct, but some of us are not yet ready for the grim reaper to visit us. Go ahead and gamble with your life if you desire, but even though I'm tired of the extra precautions I will continue to be careful as long as is necessary. I guess that you are a member of the "YOLO" crowd. Party on walking dead!

Anonymous said...

1.02, not again this is horrible, caregivers haven't had time to regroup and we are about to have another surge.

Anonymous said...

"but some of us are not yet ready for the grim reaper to visit us". I love your ignorance about something you have absolutely no control over. Be careful as that is your decision, but you are wasting your time. Something will get you Covid or not, that is what was meant by Death comes for us all. Like you can beat it, what a laugh.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:52, I do hope you are right about another surge, the panic level has dropped a bit.

Anonymous said...

"Your story has become tiresome."

Anonymous said...

I hope everyone has enjoyed being part of the largest psy-op in American history. Welcome to the party folks, and like our hospitals in the greater Jackson area, you can check out but you can never leave.

Cold and flu viruses generally are at their lowest point during this time of year and they start their resurgence in the fall. Shutdowns and social distancing and scaring the mess out of everyone to stay home simply delayed what we would have gone through back in March/April. Now we are torturing citizens and children who are healthy by shaming and forcing them into face coverings which have their own set of hygienic and physiological problems, after having robbed all of us of our summer and enjoying pretty much anything this year.

We can’t hide from a virus forever. Do you feel robbed from your life, your time, your peace of mind? Because I sure as hell do. Guess that was the plan all along. My question is, how much did State and Ole Miss get paid off to go along with no tailgating and massive game attendance disruption for the entire fall??

Side note: BCBS is going to start dropping insurance coverage for Covid testing unless you are within the first 5 days of your symptoms onset. Meaning they won’t be covering for second or third re-tests that many workplaces are requiring, so people will have to start paying out of pocket unless something changes. Get ready to shell out extra $$ if you are needing those tests.

Anonymous said...

What story has become tiresome, Covid? Couldn't agree more.

Anonymous said...

@7:17
A lot of people have increased their wealth exponentially from this scamdemic. But that was all part of the plandemic from the beginning. The most telling side effect of all of this nonsense is how it has exposed many of my acquaintances as full on NPCs with fewer critical thinking skills than I previously imagined.

Like a scene from 1984, they are mindlessly repeating everything they are told by their viewing screens. Repeating all the Newspeak words like "alone together" and "new normal" like members of a cult. And like all religious fanatics, don't you dare question their beliefs or you will receive their vile curses and hateful insults!

The first decades of the 21st used terrorism to drive the fear. I guess these nedt decades will be the reign of Nosophobia, the fear of disease.

Anonymous said...

Washington Post still has us as the #1 state in the nation for both infection rate and mortality using the past week's activity. We're definitely doing better than we were before, but we haven't been improving at the same rate others states have.

Our infection rate was in the high 30s per 100K and has dropped to 29; however Georgia has dropped to 24, Tennessee has dropped to 21, Texas has dropped to 19, and Florida has dropped to 18. All were relatively comparable to us a couple of weeks ago.

We need to cut our infections by more than half just to get to average. We've got a long way to go.

Anonymous said...

@9:16 AM - Isn't using "NPC" (I had to look it up) doing the same thing?

Anonymous said...

7:17: The virus 🦠 thanks you enthusiastically for your comments. The 🦠 agrees with your thoughtful assessment that masks present a problem. The 🦠 especially appreciates your comment that there is no hiding from it, so why try? The 🦠 supports any comments like yours that promote the placement of one human host within proximities off another human host. The 🦠 looks forward to joining you especially for tailgating, football 🏈 cheers, and other group activities that place one host in proximity to another host.

Anonymous said...

@10:40
Your comment sounds like something an NPC would say. Remain careful to not deviate from your loops or you might have to be reprogrammed by public shaming.

Anonymous said...

67 deaths reported today. I believe that is a new record. I guess we now know why the hospitalizations have been dropping, the patients are kicking the bucket.

Calm Down said...

We are 5 months into the 2 weeks to "flatten the curve". Science!

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