Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Mississippi Covid-19 Update: 204 New Cases, 14 Deaths

Lauderdale continues to burn. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 204 new cases of the Wuhan Virus today.  The total number of cases is 4,716  The virus has caused 183 deaths. 689 patients are hospitalized.

List of notable county infections (deaths)
Adams: 90 (6)
Bolivar: 86 (6)
Desoto: 239 (3)
Forrest: 151 (4)
Harrison: 151 (5)
Hinds: 357 (6)
Jones: 80
Lauderdale: 232 (17)
Leake: 99 (1)
Madison: 144 (4)
Leflore: 109 (12)
Lincoln: 109 (6)
Neshoba: 82 (2)
Monroe: 95 (8)
Pearl River: 134 (10)
Pike: 118 (3)
Rankin: 146 (4)
Scott: 158
Yazoo: 103 (1)

Lauderdale is moving too fast in the wrong direction and will soon become the second-worst county in Mississippi.

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

The daily number of new infections has increased over the last several days.

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The number of patients on vents and in ICU beds are better than two weeks ago although they edged up slightly yesterday.

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Anonymous said...

We don't need no water......

Anonymous said...

Agree w/ your last statement on the ICU/vent rate, however daily hospitalization continues to climb even with Executive Orders. Disturbing. Is the course of COVID inevitable even with extraordinary efforts on society?

Anonymous said...

But the curve is flattening...

Anonymous said...

What’s wrong with Mississippi. Our infection and death rate are almost twice Alabama (same numbers but they have 2/3 more population). Imagine what it would be like without the shelter in place order. Lauderdale County is rapidly turning into the NYC of MS. If things don’t get better soon I shudder to think what it’s going to look like when college football starts back in late Summer.

Anonymous said...

They aren't being so quick to stick a patient on ventilators. The odds of recovering after being put on a ventilator is 50/50, at best, depending on which study you look at.

Ventilator is a life-saving measure and is not easy on the body even without something like Covid-19. The media and many governors made this crisis about flattening the curve for beds and ventilators. Patients were being put on a ventilator as help, not as an attempt to save a life.

Ventilators should be a last-ditch effort, and I'm guessing that rate is now reflective of others realizing this mistake.

Anonymous said...

Turn the charts upside down and it looks GREAT! (Or get Trumpie here with his magic Sharpie chart fixer).

FreeDumb!!!! Liberate COVID!

Coronavirus wants to get back to work.

Anonymous said...

12:01, you're right. Let's shut this bitch down for 18 months. Not one more death of any kind....

I feel so righteous right now.


Team Chaos

Anonymous said...

Throughout this thing, the Rankin and Madison graphs have been remarkably consistent. Perhaps the data from these two counties represent the best results Mississippi can reasonably hope to achieve.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone seriously think that we are ready to end shelter-in-place with these kind of numbers?

Anonymous said...

It's time to put Kenneth Stokes and Chuckwe Lubuma in charge. That's the ticket.

Anonymous said...

Georgia will lead the way!

Anonymous said...

Still no Lysol...

Anonymous said...

Stokes and Enoch staging a two person rally at the Gov'nuhs Mansion as we speak. #nojusticenopeace.

Anonymous said...

@12:26 Very few people are advocating to "shut this bitch down for 12-18 months". What is needed is a safe progression back to as normal a life as possible. Obviously the citizens of Mississippi either have extraordinarily bad luck or we are still engaging in risky behavior at a higher rate than other states. My bet goes on the latter. Practice social distancing, go shopping once a week, avoid crowded areas, wear a mask in public, and other simple acts will go a long way to getting this under control.

Of course, the extremely risky activities where hundreds of people from across a wide area can be infected at one time need to be the last on the list. Only after a vaccine or reliable treatment is developed should concerts, sporting events, night clubs, etc. be reopened. That's just common sense for most people.

Anonymous said...

Your readers are making a serious mistake to think that the "infection rate" = "positive tests." That is absolutely not the case. The infection rate is so far undetermined because the antibody tests are not out yet. They will be introduced later this week and next and then we will hav a way of determining the "infection rate," which will be multiples higher that the "positive COVID virus" tests. That is because at least eight out of nine people infected have no symptoms.

Remember: The person most likely to infect you is someone who looks and acts healthy. And they are shedding virus without symptoms.

Anonymous said...

Know of someone who couldn't get the test since they "didn't have fever". Felt awful. Told it was "the crud" on "teledoc" , which is what their insurance had them use, not sure if it was the CSpire app or just flat out teledoc but one of them. In the 2nd week, fever finally arrived, got much worse, got the test due to checking off the box to fever finally... and was covid positive. Now under quarantine with family. Took several days to get results. All along said person was exposing co-workers, who are an "essential" worker group, numerous employees. This is messed up. Tate Reeves says stay home, yet you can go to Walmart (not for groceries), now shop pickup by curbside and zip around. Either we are to be at home or we are not. You can't have both. Stay at home or not. You can't have your cake and eat it, too. Now so many people are starting curbside today, inconsiderate sick people or worse sick people who flat out just don't care if they need to be quarantined (it has already happened) will get out *or those that are told it is just the crud* and infect others--the ones told to go into work or hit the door. I fully expect numbers to keep rising unless they are controlling the limited tests so much that the true numbers will never be known.

Anonymous said...

@ 2:19: "Of course, the extremely risky activities where hundreds of people from across a wide area can be infected at one time need to be the last on the list. Only after a vaccine or reliable treatment is developed should concerts, sporting events, night clubs, etc. be reopened. That's just common sense for most people."

Vaccine or no vaccine, COLLEGE FOOTBALL will not be canceled. It is what drives the economy in the SEC states, and no way will it be canceled. Maybe postponed for a few weeks. Maybe played without fans in attendance. But nothing is going to stop the greatest sport in the world from going forward, I don't give a damn what some of the wisecracks on Finebaum have been saying lately.

The Lane Train is coming, whether you like it or not. Hotty Toddy!

Anonymous said...

Hey 2:19,

Shut this bitch down! I want to eat dog food! Shut it down! Shut it down! Shut it down!

Best Wishes,

Team Chaos

P.S. I am so empowered by this shitshow.

Anonymous said...

Blah, blah, blah. Alex Jones' right wingnuts and leftist Chicken Littles all over this blog. I'm in my 60's. I'm educated. I can read. I prefer to listen to medical experts instead of politicians. Governor Reeves is doing okay in handling this pandemic, IMHO, but I'm going to follow the advice of the epidemiologists and virologists. I hope the Governor's advice will mirror the scientists' advice.

The rest of you can do whatever you please - congregate, swap spit, rail at the government, rail at people like me who will not be crossing the threshold of your businesses until the experts indicate that the curve has sufficiently flattened that social distancing is no longer recommended for the good of all.

Our economy is changed forever by this pandemic. Accept it. Adios to the little Main Street boutique gift shops, nail parlors, fix-a-flat fly-by-night repair shops, strip mall donut shops, etc. Those truly non-essential businesses are going the way of the dodo, not because they have nothing to offer society, but because people like me will not be shopping there for a very, very long time. Maybe the federal bailout money can keep them on life support for awhile. Yeah, their own personal financial ventilators to sustain life for a little while. Good luck with that. Aren't they business loans instead of cash gifts? Frankly, if I were a small business in these circumstances, I'd rather declare bankruptcy than slowly die trying to repay the government.

Anonymous said...

Shut this bitch down!

I grow stronger with all the hatred!!!


Team Chaos

Anonymous said...

The halftime score in Hinds County (after a month)

Homicides - 8

Death by Wuhan - 6

It appears Homicides will receive the second half kickoff

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