Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Virus Update: Closing in on 5,000

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 178 new cases of the Wuhan Virus today.  The total number of cases is 4,894  The virus has caused 193 deaths. 86 patients are on vents while 909 are hospitalized. 

List of notable county infections (deaths)
Adams: 96 (7)
Desoto: 244 (3)
Forrest: 158 (4)
Harrison: 156 (6)
Hinds: 377 (6)
Holmes: 78 (5)
Jackson: 221 (6)
Jones: 88
Lauderdale: 235 (18)
Leake: 108 (1)
Leflore: 113 (12)
Lincoln: 121 (7)
Madison: 151 (4)
Monroe: 99 (9)
Neshoba: 91 (2)
Pearl River: 136 (10)
Rankin: 148 (4)
Scott: 163
Yazoo: 103 (1)

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

The number of patients on vents or in ICU beds has declined over the last two weeks but edge up the last few days. 22% of patients required hospitalization.


Anonymous said...

Just saw an article on CNBC stating that layoffs are coming to state and local governments soon. I wonder how many of these folks lecturing folks to "stay home" and begging the governor to keep the state closed who are government workers will still feel this way once the check stops rolling in.

Anonymous said...

The hospitalization number is still going up, but not all that fast. Like Dr. Dobbs said we are in the meat of the plateau. We need to be very careful about reopening things though. Those businesses that pose a low risk for facilitating community transmission should get the go ahead and then see what happens. Keep the number of customers to a reasonable amount to ensure social distancing. Probably 90% of businesses can open in a way that is workable.

Anonymous said...

Deaths in 60+ years of age group are still making up 90% of the China virus deaths in the State.

Anonymous said...

@2:41, most Mississippi government employees would get a considerable raise on unemployment when the $600 per week federal benefit is added in.

Anonymous said...

@2:41 When stop getting their normal paycheck from the government they will instead just get an unemployment check from the Federal Gov't so they will probably be just as happy. They may even be making more on unemployment with the $600 in additional funds Congress added.

Anonymous said...

I ll take the 600, does it count towards my PERS?

Anonymous said...

Just laughing at 2:41. Those prison guards would get a substantial pay raise by being laid off. As well as not getting Covid, or shanked to death. They'd be well rewarded for being laid off.

Sure, Bubba, "Cut GubMint" some more. We've cut CDC, MDOC, public schools, public health, public hospitals, and MDOT. Cut IRS and DOR more. What could happen?

And try to realize that MORE folks work in the local and state public sector than in retail. Who's going to buy things from retail as you chortle about layoffs?

Anonymous said...

seems like we are either going to open up on monday or take one more week..i think more restrictions are going to be lifted..and gradually be gone by mid-may

Anonymous said...

We need to shut this bitch down permanently!!!!

Let me hear it. I need your hate; I need your anger!


Team Chaos

Anonymous said...

I am waiting for all those physicians who do elective surgery to jump in and say "about time." It will be good for them to go back to work. Of course they will need to protect their patients from transmission. Which means they will need a good, quick PCR instrument in their offices. They will need the instrument to daily test themselves and all their employees (with results before patients enter) so that their patients will not get the virus from them. Step up to the plate, surgeons. Which instrument did you buy and train on?

Anonymous said...

Maybe some good news. A site I look at everyday, puts out numbers everyday for 56 states and territories. For the last several weeks the number of tests has averaged about 150k test per day. Today test numbers were 311k. Day before it was 151k. Positive test numbers today was 27k same as yesterday with half the test numbers. Maybe it's slowing down.

Anonymous said...

My hair is down to my belly button.
Open Up. I need a haircut.

Anonymous said...

Dear "Team Chaos,"

We get the point. Please give it a rest.

Thank you,

Anonymous said...

Diabetes and heart disease has already killed more than 5000 people this year just in the City of Jackson. I know too many people who aint never drank plain water that dont have Koolaid or sweet tea mixed into it. And dont none of them weigh less than 200 pounds.

Anonymous said...

So Tater closed down the state for a disease that affected .16% of the population, and killed .0056% - awesome! He fell right into the Democrat's trap to ruin the economy and establish a new norm of government totalitarian control any time a "crisis" breaks out. Just wait until this happens when Democrats are in power, dangerous precedent.

Well done Tate - enjoy your first (and only) term in office.

Anonymous said...

We should have recommended that the vulnerable not leave their home (recommend, not demand). We should have closed nursing homes and hospitals to visitors. Everything else should have continued as normal, with recommendations to wash hands, wear a mask, social distance, etc.

The economy would have been fine and we would have developed herd immunity.

Anonymous said...

The government did the best it could given the information it had. You have to assume what happened in Wuhan, Italy, and Spain could happen here. The initial spread in Washington and NYC backed that up. Infection rate and mortality estimates varied substantially, but you need to plan for the worst. While we had sufficient medical resources under the circumstances there is the very real probability our ICU capacity would have been exhausted if restrictions hadn’t been implemented. It isn’t just the old that get hospitalized and over half the population has at least one risk factor for morbidity.

If we knew then what we know now and if we had testing then like we do now things could have been done differently. We didn’t and no amount of armchair quarterbacking will change it. Health experts made the best recommendations based on the data and I would rather be in a situation where we were too conservative initially than one where we are chasing uncontrolled hospitalizations and deaths.

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