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02-05-2020, 06:11 PM
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New infection statistics!

Can anyone give me the only statistic that realy matters please?
I have been unable to see the the figure for new cases of corona
in uk for some time now?
We are given the daily deaths, the total deaths, the number of tests
carried out, the rise or fall of hospital bed occupancy, but l fail to see
the most important figure imo, THE NUMBER OF NEW INFECTIONS?
Now they are testing more and more people surely there must be
sufficient data agailable now to announce this figure which is the
crucial factor in fighting this pandemic?

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02-05-2020, 06:16 PM
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United Kingdom

Coronavirus Cases: 182,260 Deaths: 28,131

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

Latest News

May 2 (so far)
Updates
4806 new cases and 621 new deaths in the United Kingdom

May 1
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6201 new cases and 739 new deaths in the United Kingdom
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02-05-2020, 06:42 PM
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Re: New infection statistics!

There appears to be a great difference in how some countries report cases that DO NOT GO TO HOSPITAL. The UK in particular seems to be missing many cases.
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02-05-2020, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Donkeyman ->
Can anyone give me the only statistic that realy matters please?
I have been unable to see the the figure for new cases of corona
in uk for some time now?
We are given the daily deaths, the total deaths, the number of tests
carried out, the rise or fall of hospital bed occupancy, but l fail to see
the most important figure imo, THE NUMBER OF NEW INFECTIONS?
Now they are testing more and more people surely there must be
sufficient data agailable now to announce this figure which is the
crucial factor in fighting this pandemic?


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Yes, I was beginning to wonder what had been learnt from the test results, a test to find out how many have had it, or not.
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02-05-2020, 06:50 PM
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I would have thought the number of deaths, give a more accurate calculation of the spread/ decline of this virus.

This guy is well respected, and has been right with his predictions
https://www.latimes.com/science/stor...nobel-laureate
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02-05-2020, 07:25 PM
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I think it takes a few days to get the results. So they may have sent off a whole load of tests or sent them to the lab but I'm sure the labs are working on them 24 hours now.
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02-05-2020, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by marciniak ->
I would have thought the number of deaths, give a more accurate calculation of the spread/ decline of this virus.

This guy is well respected, and has been right with his predictions
https://www.latimes.com/science/stor...nobel-laureate
They expect this to be around for a few years, possibly forever. But the mortality should fall as the virus becomes weaker over time. It will no longer be novel and the mutations are expected to weaken it.
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02-05-2020, 07:58 PM
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Re: New infection statistics!

There is some interesting information on the link below, it shows the effects of various influenza viruses over the years and gives some surprising death rates from them, for instance:

"For most people, the flu is an inconvenience that subsides in a few days. For others, influenza can lead to health complications, visits to the hospital and even death. Globally, 5 to 10 percent of adults and 20 to 30 percent of children get the flu each year and 3 to 5 million of these cases are severe, leading to about 250,000 to 500,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

In the United States, there were an estimated 80,000 deaths and 900,000 hospitalizations from flu during the 2017 to 2018 flu season, making it the worst flu season in at least four decades, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."


https://www.livescience.com/54509-flu-influenza.html
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02-05-2020, 08:10 PM
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Re: New infection statistics!

Originally Posted by Baz46 ->
There is some interesting information on the link below, it shows the effects of various influenza viruses over the years and gives some surprising death rates from them, for instance:

"For most people, the flu is an inconvenience that subsides in a few days. For others, influenza can lead to health complications, visits to the hospital and even death. Globally, 5 to 10 percent of adults and 20 to 30 percent of children get the flu each year and 3 to 5 million of these cases are severe, leading to about 250,000 to 500,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

In the United States, there were an estimated 80,000 deaths and 900,000 hospitalizations from flu during the 2017 to 2018 flu season, making it the worst flu season in at least four decades, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."


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If the current UK death rate continues we will see about 200k deaths from Covid in a year.
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02-05-2020, 09:09 PM
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Re: New infection statistics!

Originally Posted by Omah ->
United Kingdom

Coronavirus Cases: 182,260 Deaths: 28,131

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

Latest News

May 2 (so far)
Updates
4806 new cases and 621 new deaths in the United Kingdom

May 1
Updates
6201 new cases and 739 new deaths in the United Kingdom
Thanks for the link Omah, it was a big help although it took a bit of
digging to get what l wanted!
From that it seems that l jumped the gun as Annie said, as the data
from the new testing regime have not had time to percolate yet?
We shall see in the next few days if things are going the right way!

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