Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Covid-19 Update: 250 Deaths, 6,569 Cases

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 227 new cases of the Wuhan Virus today. The total number of cases is 6,569 The virus has caused 250 deaths. The number of patients on ventilators and ICU's slightly fell yesterday. 

List of notable counties (deaths)
Adams: 129 (8)
Bolivar: 101 (7)
Desoto: 277 (4)
Forrest: 198 (10)
Hinds: 450 (7)
Harrison: 171 (6)
Jackson: 255 (6)
Holmes: 129 (5)
Jones: 136 (1)
Lauderdale: 334 (19)
Lamar: 102 (2)
Leake: 190 (2)
Madison: 224 (8)
Monroe: 157 (13)
Neshoba: 174 (3)
Pearl River: 157 (18)
Pike: 143 (7)
Rankin: 182 (5)
Scott: 296
Yazoo: 134 (1)

More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. 

Vents fell to 69 cases while ICU's fell to 151 but are higher than a couple of days ago.


Anonymous said...

Who cares. It's like posting a tornado watch but you get a sprinkle of rain. This Covid 19 news update is like the the tornado watch being post several times, it will make people get discomplacent.

Anonymous said...

The mortality rate is on par with the flu. Open this up now, Tate the Tyrant

Anonymous said...

We agreed that we would stay at home for two weeks, this was turned into two months. Now it's turning into totally irrational behavior. Use your head, you are probably not going to get any virus by going to the park, even if you don't wear a mask.

It's not our job to save the world. I'm not responsible for preventing people from getting cancer and that does not mean I want people to die of cancer.

I am not responsible for making sure nobody has a car accident, and that does not mean I want people to die from a car accident

I am not responsible to make sure everybody is swimming safely, and that does not mean I want people to dirown.

I am not responsible to make sure you don't get the cold or flu, that's your damn responsibility, and no, that does not mean I want you to get sick.

I did my part, I did what was asked of me. If you don't want to get sick from it, it's time to grow up and do your part and let's let the rest of the people live their life.

Anonymous said...

USM just announced they're returning to campus in August. Other universities and K-12 are 100% certain to follow suit. Because they know that people under 60 aren't in serious danger, and aren't the ones who need to be isolating.

No health system in the U.S. has been overwhelmed by Covid-19. Hospitalization rates are less than 1/3 what models predicted (although those who are hospitalized, mainly the elderly, are at significant risk of death).

The debate about whether to end universal lockdown, at least in MS, is over. The questions now are (1) How do we do it? (2) How fast can we do it safely? and (3) How do we help those who are at high risk shelter in place for the long term, if they choose?

Anonymous said...

Models has us peaking with hospitalizations and deaths over a week ago. Obviously we aren't there yet. Hospitalizations are up, ICU cases are flat, and vent usage is down. The vent decline could just reflect the more prevalent belief that using a vent doesn't do a whole lot for the patient and therefore they are delaying intubation as long as possible hoping for a recovery without it.

I'm all for opening up businesses and activities that don't pose a real risk for a massive spread of the disease. It can be done. Make sure everyone has the ability to adhere to social distancing recommendations and mandate mask usage inside buildings. Things aren't growing out of control at the moment, and as long as we can do our part and also place hard limits on large gatherings we can limit the spread to a manageable amount that doesn't unnecessarily put people at risk. It's a balancing act that is neither a full lockdown nor a free-for-all.

Anonymous said...

@1:24 that's part of the problem. Safely? There's a thousand different ways to die, are there any other ways of dying that you want to prevent us from dying from?

Anonymous said...

So out of the entire Hinds/Madison/Rankin metro area of over 500,000 people only 20 have died after testing positive for the virus? We are shutting down the state's economy over something less dangerous than poor urban youths in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Yes, there certainly are ways I would like to prevent innocent people from dying. Of course many of them already have laws that infringe on your perceived right to do whatever you want whenever you want no matter who else may be affected. Drinking and driving? Illegal. Secondhand smoke? Illegal in public places. Drug overdoses? Illegal. Being thrown through a car windshield? Safety belt usage is mandatory. Kids being ejected from a vehicle? Child safety seats are mandated. Getting E.coli or salmonella? We have mandatory restaurant and grocery hygiene laws. Cancer from toxic chemicals? We have the EPA and FDA to keep such things out of our food and water supply. The list is practically endless of laws and regulations that keep people from doing things that are harmful to others.

As you can see, there are plenty restrictions placed on people's actions to prevent needless deaths. Can we prevent them all? Of course not. Nobody with half a mind is seriously suggesting we lock everyone away until this passes. What is not unreasonable is to figure out what restrictions allow as much normality as possible while still ensuring we don't suffer an uncontrolled outbreak.

Anonymous said...

I’m skeer’d

Team Chaos

Anonymous said...

Not a one of you has any idea what the infection and death rates would have been without the various restrictions that were imposed. Nor do you know what will happen if the restrictions are lifted too soon. The medical experts should make these decisions.

Anonymous said...

@2:19 there you go with your ridiculous comparisons. I get it that you are afraid of dying so much so that you don't care about the consequences of these actions. You clearly don't care if the suicide rate goes up, if people starve because the food surplus no longer exists, or that domestic abuse or divorce goes way up. You think we can just shut down the economy indefinitely and then be able to go back to those jobs. There are companies that Covid was the last straw for them and they are going out. JC Penney has declared bankruptcy and other companies are soon to follow. Those jobs we plan to go back to might not exist and many of them won't.

And yet, while you expect people to stay home, you have no problem with other people putting their lives at risk. You are okay with restaurant workers and grocery stores being open so you can go at your convenience. You would raise hell if nobody picked up your trash. You are okay with them risking their lives and spreading the covid virus, but damn, we need a lot more restrictions so you can leave your house.

There's a word for men who are afraid.... can't quite think of the word.

Anonymous said...

Open it up!

Anonymous said...

1:11, your questions have mostly been answer by the Trump Administration at the following link:

Whether we agree with it or not, follow it or not, there is a plan. I suspect some are simply frustrated because they are home from school and their parents would let the go outside and play with their friends. (12:59 and 1:04, I looking in your direction).

Anonymous said...

My business is gone. It took me years to build it, and I am doubtful that I can build it back. No $1200 payment. No PPP. No one can tell me if or when any payments will ever come, and it will probably be too late if they do. I'm forced to sell off assets that took years to acquire, just to keep food on the table. I'm not mad at the public health officials who want us to keep sheltering in place (it's obviously working) or the people desperate to re-open because it is a matter of survival for them. But when I think about the money I've paid in taxes over the last 10 years - income tax, sales tax, gas tax, property tax, etc., etc., and how my government would rather let me twist in the wind while they line the pockets of corporate America than give me a few thousand dollars OF MY OWN MONEY, just to keep afloat for a couple months, I am furious.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but these numbers put out by MSDH are not accurate. They do not include a high number of residents who tested positive at a Hinds County nursing home just last week. Not sure why the state government is not being transparent about that, but it makes me think there is a lot more they are trying to hide, as well.

Anonymous said...

@4:14 If you will take the time to go back and read my posts you will see I am in favor of opening things back up as much as possible. It seems like you are taking an all-or-nothing approach when the reality lies somewhere in the middle. There are going to be activities that are too likely to contribute to the uncontrolled spread of the disease as to be not worth the risk. Thankfully we have enough educated experts in epidemiology and economics who can make a measured analysis of the tradeoffs and make reasoned recommendations that provide the most benefit to society as a whole.

Anonymous said...

As a lifelong Communist I am ecstatic. Every crack in the foundation of late stage capitalism is collapsing. The only option left is Full Communism. And Donald Trump is building the foundation with every new EO and handout.

Anonymous said...

4:35 PM Most small businesses are in the same boat. Most of the money is going to the big companies and wealthy and connected individuals.

Anonymous said...

I think 4:41 nailed it. The powers that be easily forget they are supposed to be stewards of the public's money, and treat it like it's their own to dish out or withhold.

On another note, I suspect 5:40 is actually a lifelong troll.

Anonymous said...

5:40 - Fun fact: the phrase “late stage capitalism” is older than the Soviet Union.

Anonymous said...

@4:41 Hear hear!! And while they bask in luxury and ensure they get their own paychecks from the tax payer. All elected officials should donate their paychecks to their local food banks so that people can eat.

Anonymous said...

@5:40 of course you do. Things have to be extremely bad for people to be willing to switch over to communism. Do you know why that is? Because communism sucks.

Handy said...

Oh Lord, with all Your Power and Grace, Please save us from politicians helping us, they have about helped us to the poor house. Please stop helping us politicians.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know how many people have died from the flu this year? Anybody care to look it?

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