Changing measures again

The England count for daily COVID-19 deaths changes again.

Anthony B. Masters
4 min readAug 22, 2020

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Public Health England published their review of the daily COVID-19 death measure. That review changed the measure to:

Deaths are only included if the deceased had had a positive test for COVID-19 and died within 28 days of the first positive test.

This article looks at the consequences of that change.

The total count reduces by over 5,000

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Anthony B. Masters

This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.