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Covid 19 - 14 day incidence?

  • 19-10-2020 4:32pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ sporina


    what does the 14 day incidence rate mean? tried googling it but can't find a definition...

    TIA


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,863 ✭✭✭ mikhail


    sporina wrote: »
    what does the 14 day incidence rate mean? tried googling it but can't find a definition...

    TIA
    It's the sum total of the last two weeks' new cases.

    New cases any given day can vary a lot, but the sum like that is a more stable and useful number for assessing how bad things are.


  • Registered Users Posts: 695 ✭✭✭ DaSilva


    Are you asking because of the twitter thread from Prof. Philip Nolan?
    https://twitter.com/President_MU/status/1317113130825224194

    I was also curious about that


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ sporina


    mikhail wrote: »
    It's the sum total of the last two weeks' new cases.

    New cases any given day can vary a lot, but the sum like that is a more stable and useful number for assessing how bad things are.

    great thanks
    DaSilva wrote: »
    Are you asking because of the twitter thread from Prof. Philip Nolan?
    https://twitter.com/President_MU/status/1317113130825224194

    I was also curious about that

    no was just wondering as its used in a lot of news reports.. i don't really use twitter


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