Coronavirus statistics: what can we trust and what should we ignore?

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Coronavirus statistics: what can we trust and what should we ignore?

The flurry of graphs, characters and projections is confusing. Two specialists guide us throughout the mazeCoronavirus — latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe past few weeks has witnessed an unstoppable epidemic… of data. The flooding threatens to overwhelm all of us, but what exactly do all these numbers mean? Listed below are eight statistics you will see, with a few warnings about how far we might trust them.1 The number of new cases daily this is sometimes quite a poor reflection of the amount of people who have been infected, as it depends on the testing regime — around 9 April, 1.3 million evaluations had been carried out in Germany, compared to 317,000 in the UK. Continue reading…