Week of May 26 – June 1, 2020
Northeast MS – During the past week, statewide coronavirus cases climbed to 15,752 with deaths rising to 739. This was 17% increase in cases and a 6.3% increase in deaths. The percentage increase or cases and deaths were lower than the prior week’s 18% and 32%, respectively.
- With 258 deaths per million population, MS is the 14th highest in the US, about where it has been for most of the time.
- MS reports giving 62,924 tests per million of population. This is the middle of the pack for our area, with Louisiana and Tennessee doing more tests, Arkansas and Alabama reporting less per million.
- Hospitalized cases of Covid-19 began the week at 415 and ended the week at 417, but spiked to 476 cases on the 27th. So, slightly down (about 3%) from the previous week, overall
- Of the hospitalized cases above, the week began and ended with 146 patients in ICU, with a low of 133 one day and a high of 159 on one day. Total ICU patients about 6% below previous week.
- ICU patients on ventilators began the week at 87 and ended the week at 97, with one day peak of 108. This was about 15% higher than the previous week.
NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI (NEMS)
- NEMS had 168 new positive cases, an increase of 14%, up slightly from the previous week
- NEMS had 4 new deaths, an increase of 5%, the same as the previous week.
LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES
- Statewide, LTC facilities account for 12% (1894 of 15.752) of the state’s total positive cases and 50.6% (374 of 739) of deaths, slightly down from last week’s 13% and 51%. Still, basically stable.
- NEMS LTC facilities account for 21.6% of cases (291 of 1349 and 56.8% of deaths (50 of 88). Both are down from the previous week’s 24% and 57%, respectively.
- LTC facilities with outbreaks rose from 121 to 137 statewide.
- LTC facilities with outbreaks rose from 14 in 8 counties to 17 in 8 counties.
The take-away for this week
Mississippi’s two highest days of the pandemic for new cases were reported this past week, Friday (418) and Saturday (439); daily ranges were from206 to 439. There have only been 4 days over 400 since recordkeeping began with the first case in March.
Deaths ranged from 5 to 23 daily. About half of the statewide deaths are in LTC facilities, but only about 12% of the cases. This means that there are more and more positive cases out in the public, as compared to confined in LTC facilities.
Your safety depends on how well the positive cases isolate themselves for two weeks. Most of us know folks who are positive, but are “cheating” on the isolation. Take a look around your area. What portion of the population is observing precautions?
It is up to you to protect youself and your family as regulations loosen and life returns to near normal. Continue to go alone to shop, making your trips into crowded areas as brief as possible. Wear masks and avoid “high touch” areas. Wash your hands often. Keep the proper distance away from others.
Weekly Covid-19 trending*: National, Mississippi, NE Miss.
|MS Cases||7877 +29%||9674 +23%||11,432 +18%||13,458 +18%||15,752 +17%|
|Deaths||310 +35%||435 +40%||528 + 21%||695 + 32%||739 +6.3%|
|NE MS Cases||810 +19%||930 +15%||1053 +13%||1181 + 12%||1349 + 14%|
|Deaths||59 +44%||73 +24%||80 +10%||84 + 5%||88 + 5%|
*All state data is from MS State Department of Health and is as of 6 PM on the day prior to reporting. National data is from World-O-Meter and is current as of date of our report.
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