Early on, COVID-19 in Mississippi killed the elderly disproportionally.
Two distinct COVID-19 epidemics have existed side-by-side: Community and Long Term Care Facility Residents'.
Deaths in the community have grown linearly with time, 5 deaths a day since the Stay-in-Place order (yellow dot). Case determinations have been predominantly community-based, hence the linear pattern seen in the previous tab.
LTCF deaths have accelerated up to a much faster rate - after a short delay. Since the start of the relaxation of Stay-in-Place restrictions (green dot), 8 LTCF residents have died each day, on average.
(Red dots plot the Community COVID-19 deaths, according to the date on the death certificate; the brown are the LTCF Resident deaths. The most recent data points are incomplete counts - the recording of death certificates takes a little time. )
Deaths of residents of Long Term Care Facilities soon exceeded half the Mississippi COVID-19 deaths.
The first LTCF death was March 21, 2020. Deaths grew as a cubic function of time, and so have caught up - and surpassed - the number of community deaths.
The daily log of LTCF deaths (per death certificates) grows linearly.
Recognition of this horror led to effective amelioration.
During June, 2020, stringent efforts were put in place to prevent the airborne spread of the virus, leading to a marked decline in the daily death toll.