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Is someone playing with the figures?

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Twinklelittlestar1 Sun 24-May-20 18:32:52

How, if the daily cases are remaining steady, are the death rates dropping so dramatically? I'm no expert so I'd appreciate some insight but the actions of this government of late have left me paranoid.

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Unshriven Sun 24-May-20 18:34:29

People who were most susceptible have either died or been adequately shielded by now.

Most people won't die, they'll be fine.

Eyewhisker Sun 24-May-20 18:36:08

Because before most people who had the virus couldn’t get a test. Now there is more testing but a much smaller percentage test positive. The total cases is a really bad measures of true infections.

Laniakea Sun 24-May-20 18:38:59

because the people dying now were infected a good while ago & we're testing far more people so detecting far more cases ... look at the proportion of positive tests now compared to mid/late March. There weren't fewer cases then but there were far fewer cases detected.

Twinklelittlestar1 Sun 24-May-20 18:48:18

Thanks everyone, feeling less skeptical and more reassured now

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