Tuesday, 31 March 2020

A change in how Coronavirus deaths are calculated

Currently, only people who have died in hospital of Covid19 have been recorded in our daily figures. Now, once a week, the Office for National Statistics will also add in those who have died from the virus in the wider community. These deaths have to have been recorded by a medical professional to count in the figures, so expect to see a rise.

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  1. Most of those who die here are in the hospital (well I think all who die are). There are a couple of senior homes where there have been deaths as well.

    Ours are added daily.

    God bless.

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    1. Same here but now, the non hospital deaths will be added once a week I believe.

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  2. Perhaps it will be balanced by a drop as many more people are isolating/distancing. I wish there was a way of telling how many don't die. At the moment it's very one sided.
    xx

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    1. World wide Joy, recovery of those affected is currently 81% if that helps.

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  3. I was shocked to hear that the figures didn't include those that have died in nursing homes worldwide, this will indeed make the figure a much more sobering one. Seeing the bodies being brought out of an Italian nursing home and being told that their deaths were not included in the national figure was a sobering thought.

    I do think they need to make more of the good recovery rate, as you say above it is 81% and is a pretty good figure. But thinking again in order to keep some of society obeying the isolation rules maybe it's right that this is withheld … unless you take the time to look for it.

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    1. The figure should reflect anyone who has died of it, outside hospital. Both in care homes and in their own homes etc, once verified.

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    2. Definitely, otherwise of what use is it as a useful measurable figure!!

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  4. I always count my blessings that 80% of cases are classed as "mild" and do make good recoveries.

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    1. At least it was ‘only’ an extra 40, could have been a lot higher:( Still very sad though.

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  5. I think more clarity is needed. The figures should be split further. How many died of the virus, and how many died with it.

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    1. Probably true but not sure it will happen.

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  6. It is heartbreaking, so many lives lost.

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