Sunday 22 March 2020

Dawning realisation

This graph was included in an article on the BBC News website on Sunday 22nd March 2020. I was initially puzzled by the fact that adding the Recoveries and Deaths together didn't match the number of Current cases. Then I remembered that anyone who thinks they have symptoms of Coronavirus should self-isolate for 14 days. Looking at the graph again, it dawned upon me that the sum of the latest numbers of Recoveries and Deaths matches the Current cases from 2 weeks ago.

So, in another fortnight, the Recoveries and Deaths columns are going to do what the Current cases column is doing now i.e. triple. Am I reading that correctly?

And it doesn't look like that Current cases slope is going to be levelling off any time soon.



Alyson said...

A tough graph to get your head round.

Can't believe how recently you were having your fine holiday in our fair city. It's now a ghost town.

Hope you and the family keep well.

Imperfect and Tense said...

It seems a world away now, but the memories of our wonderful experiences in Inverness are helping to maintain what passes for sanity around here.

Best Wishes to you and your family.