Data shared by Mississippi’s leading medical expert outlines the mortality rate for patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state.
Between the onset of the pandemic and March 2021, the MSDH data shows that there were 32,098 COVID-19-associated hospital discharges in Mississippi. Of these, 30,349 (94.6%) were among Mississippi residents. The number of in-hospital deaths “with a COVID-19 diagnostic code” was 4,761.
State Health Officer Dr. Thomas shared that this represents an overall mortality rate of 14.8% for hospitalized patients. That number climbed to 37.4% for patients who were transferred to the ICU and 64.4% for patients placed on a ventilator.
New public health report available “overall in-hospital mortality was 14.8%, the in-hospital ICU mortality was 37.4% and 64.4% among patients who were put on ventilators”
Best strategy – stay out of hospital with vaccine & mAbhttps://t.co/IJxFgy9Qvq
— thomas dobbs (@TCBPubHealth) September 15, 2021
Dr. Dobbs expressed that the best strategy to avoid being hospitalized is a combination of vaccinations and, for those who test positive, getting the monoclonal antibody treatment.