Reg Holdsworth wrote:I’ve mainly taken the numbers quoted in this thread. But if it really isn’t the tragedy for Mansfield that it initially seemed based on relatively high death numbers as a proportion of relatively low recorded cases in Mansfield , I’ll stop worrying about it. Thanks!
The thing is that all deaths are reported but very few actual cases are recorded. Only those tested are recorded as having had the virus so initially this was only those who ended up in hospital with it. Later on testing became available to key workers but not anybody else, so again many cases were not recorded. Testing is now available to anybody with symptoms.