Sunday, April 19, 2020

Mississippi: 4,274 Infections, 159 Deaths.

Mississippi tallies biggest rise in Covid-19 infections in one day. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 300 new cases of the Wuhan Virus today.  The total number of cases is 4,274.  The virus has caused 159 deaths. 808 patients are hospitalized.

List of notable counties (deaths)
Adams: 81 (6)
Bolivar: 82 (5)
Desoto: 234 (3)
Forrest: 184 (4)
Harrison: 144 (5)
Hinds: 337 (5)
Jackson: 205 (6)
Lauderedale: 202 (14)
Leflore: 91 (7)
Pearl River: 126 (10)
Pike: 104 (2)
Washington: 71 (3)
Rankin: 133 (2)
Madison: 135 (4)
Yazoo: 91 (1)

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

Unfortunately, the pace of new infections continues to rise.


Anonymous said...

Easter was a week ago....not surprised at all. Gotta have lunch with the family...gotta get more groceries and stuff for the Easter meal...

wear a mask in public. wash your hands frequently. dont touch your head without washing your hands first.

we can 'reopen' the economy and didnt have to shut it down, but will people actually wear masks, wash hands, and not touch an itch on their head??

Anonymous said...

Well, this report means that .14% have tested positive and .005% have died out of 2.976 MILLION Mississippians. Come on folks, we have train wrecked our entire state's economy with a strategy that put everyone in shutdown mode. Common sense even now dictates sequestering the old and vulnerable (morbidly obese, diabetic, chronic smoker, etc.). The rest of the population with some reasonable social distancing can go on living mostly normal lives. And those whose self-inflicted lifestyles put them at risk need to get their shit together.

Anonymous said...

1:07, it's beyond time to stop with the hand washing nonsense. Hand washing does nothing to stop the spread of coronavirus. Hand washing is good personal hygiene. Hand washing is the right thing to do. Hand washing, as your mother and my mother and everyone's mother proclaimed, should be implemented in daily life. But hand washing should not be identified as a tool in stopping the spread of an aerosol viral agent. You are adding to the problem by spreading disinformation.

Anonymous said...

Quarantine is for the sick, lockdowns are for tin horn despots - thanks China and WHO.

Anonymous said...

How many will quit smoking after this?
How many will watch their diet closer?
How many will stop aging?

Anonymous said...

In order to reopen we will have to deputize health officials.

Anonymous said...


Fat Melvin said...


I agree to a point. While Washing your hands and trying to get lucky isn’t the best way to avoid it, it does help. People cough/sneeze into their fists, often. Again, it’s not the end all be all but it helps curb certain things even outside of Covid.

Anonymous said...

As the number being tested increases the number of positives will also increase. My guestimate is that for every positive test there are between a hundred and a thousand left out that are mild or asymptomatic. We are probably at least 400000-4000000 in the state that have the virus, which is good because the only way out is herd immunity. Once we are all exposed and those that are going to get sick do and either die or recover the pandemic will be over. Flattening the curve doesn’t mean lessening the number of people who get the virus, it means lessening the number who get the virus all at once. The false hope of a vaccine any time soon is equally bad. The best case is that healthy people contract them virus without problem, develop an antibody response and become immune. Sheltering at home forever isn’t going to solve this and will ruin our economy and the lives of millions not sickened by the virus.

Anonymous said...

@1:24 - The Wuhan Virus reproduction rate ranges between R2 and R3. At the current fatality rate of 3.7% our state's population of 3 million risks around 110K deaths without aggressive proactive measures. What you are pointing out is that those steps are actually working. What is a more reasonable price?...

Kingfish said...

I expect the number to come down. The models and estimates are improving because we are finally getting our own reliable data. I'm a little forgiving on some of the projections because to some degree, they are flying blind.

Anonymous said...

Well WLBT got the correct day of the week today on number of new virus cases. They got the wrong side of the interstate for the semi truck accident though. They mention he was coming from Brookhaven and had pictures of the northbound side of the Water Works curve, yet falsely say the driver was heading southbound.

Anonymous said...

I said it at the outset that Mississippi was a great place to be when a contagious disease breaks out in China. I think all of rural America is going to be okay, and for that I’m grateful. I know we all have our different opinions, but I hope we can all recognize how fortunate we are to live here. We get the benefits of rural life with the modern luxuries of American life. Our open spaces protect us from the virus, and our modern health care treats us well if we get it. There is a time to bicker at the margins, and there is a time to rejoice. Are we capable of that as a people anymore? I hope so.

Anonymous said...

Question, now that we’ve implemented public testing a lot more, how does that skew the graph?

Anonymous said...

1:24. Not a very optimistic prediction. You are assuming 100% of the state contracts the virus and the death rate remains at 3.7%.
Even assuming your numbers, those most subject to dying are 50+ which is a little less than 1,000,000 Assuming the death rate on that group is 3.7% , 37,000 is much less than your prediction of 100,000 plus. Still a worst case scenario. I don’t know the final number and don’t think anyone does but your numbers are not rational.

Anonymous said...

Reasonably good antibody tests are very soon on the way. Our "cases" will no longer be based upon people who test "positive" for the viral assay (RT-PCR) but on those who have already been "infected" by the virus. Our numbers will skyrocket. And that is good. Antibodies are a much better measure of those who have been infected and this current count of those "positive" with the viral test (RT-PCR) will become irrelevant.

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