- Dec 9, 2011
Yes, it's a fair point that the % rise against a small number needs a bit of context, but it generally is just a reflection ofNot questioning there are rises but still need some context Fernando. I took a couple of pics from the gov numbers a few days back, for example on 6 Sept
Patients in hospital (covid) 756
Patients on ventilators 69
Patients admitted 124 (although think this had been stuck for a few days).
Yesterday’s uploaded figure
patients in hospital 972 (Sunday)
Patients on ventilators 106 (Monday)
Patients admitted is out of date so not sure where I can find latest number. Where do you get yours as gov site isn’t great.
now obviously any increase is concerning (I’d imagine that these numbers will unfortunately continue to increase for a while yet), however, at its peak I think
Patients in hospital with covid was something like 17,000 (from memory) they think tens of thousands were catching it per day and around 4-5000 were on ventilators. Not to mention deaths.
As I say people are right to be concerned but percentage rises on relatively small numbers can sometimes be misleading and distort people’s views. Hopefully people will heed the new advice and figures won’t start growing exponentially. Fingers crossed anyway
The peak was a catastrophic situation though, just saying it isn't as bad as then is no consolation. The speed at which things are growing is awful, particularly in the context of schools reopening and unavailability of tests.
It all feels a bit like history repeating itself to me, only there will not be a lockdown to stem the spread of the virus.