The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington. Today, it released state by state projections for the COVID-19 Crisis.
According to the Institute, Mississippi will peak on April 21, 2020. On that day, the projections suggest the state will require 4,619 patient beds, 703 ICU beds (340 ICU beds in the state), and 562 ventilators. Additionally, it predicts 47 deaths on the peak day, with 1,223 total deaths.
Tennessee’s projected peak date is April 26, 2020. The Institute’s model suggests an 11,167-bed shortage across the state, a 2,269 ICU bed shortage, and 2,318 ventilators needed. The projection includes 192 deaths on April 27 – 4,985 total deaths.
The projections assume the continuation of strong social distancing measures and other protective measures. See the data for yourself.