UK Deaths per Country Comparison

I thought it might be educational to compare the different health services within the UK with regard to how many COVID-19 deaths there have been, adjusted for population. Here is the result. The figures are the numbers of deaths per million population. 

Of course, each country counts deaths in its own way, so beware of how you interpret this.

The English and Scottish figures cover deaths in hospitals only and do not count deaths in care homes or people dying at home. (As at Thursday, 16 April 2020 this means the used values are 25-30% low). I believe the same is true for NI and Wales. However, it doesn’t look like the differences between the various countries would be much affected by the uncounted deaths.

The MATLAB code is here.

Graphs of coronavirus cases doubling times

I’ve added some graphs to the coronavirus cases graphs I mentioned earlier. These graphs plot how many days it takes for cases to double. So the higher the number the better.

When the peak of the cases has been reached the graphs show the number of days for the cases to halve. It does this by showing the days as negative numbers. 

I suspect that at the peak the graph will jitter quite a lot. 

I’ve suppressed the figures for the first 100 cases as the figures probably wouldn’t make any sense. Suppressed figures are set to zero.

Of course, as the governments change how they test cases the graphs will be harder to interpret.

Anyway, here’s the latest graphs. 

The MATLAB code is here.