New coronavirus cases and deaths in South Africa revealed

Swa

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The growth in the number of COVID-19 cases remains closely linked to the number of tests conducted the previous two days.
Fixed. You don't get the results the same day so it isn't as closely linked and you have to go back a day or two. Pity we can't match specific tests with their results.
 

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Fixed. You don't get the results the same day so it isn't as closely linked and you have to go back a day or two. Pity we can't match specific tests with their results.
Two people I know that were tested got their results after 6 days. Not sure if it's still taking this long. Both were tested at private hospitals
 

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Fixed. You don't get the results the same day so it isn't as closely linked and you have to go back a day or two. Pity we can't match specific tests with their results.

Its linked.

Even if they took the swab 2 weeks back, the day they test it is the day they can say yes or no, not before the test was run.

Edit: That being said, I dont see a link between number of test vs number of positives?

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Using data from https://datastudio.google.com/u/0/reporting/1b60bdc7-bec7-44c9-ba29-be0e043d8534/page/hrUIB
 
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Up and down. Very confusing.

They should add age group to these stats. At first they were giving us information about age and gender:
"A 57-year-old male who travelled to such and such a place"

We need to use this information to determine why Gauteng has the most infections but is recording fewer deaths.
 
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Two people I know that were tested got their results after 6 days. Not sure if it's still taking this long. Both were tested at private hospitals
My mom got her results after 2 days through the local government hospital.
 

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All these articles are riddles, I swear the ANC are as worse as the riddler in Batman
 

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South Africa isn't the only country in the world with the problem. Missipi can be compared to South Africa to some degrees, they had fewer tests so they missed a bunch of asymptomatic people

But it clearly underlines what the "vulnerable" people actually is, and Diabetes/Hypertention/Obesity
and they all relate to Vitamin D deficiency.

If we can protect those people or put nutritionist on them, we could in theory bring the death total down by a lot but it cannot be done in lockdown which is making people more unhealthy.

There are people which will need more specialized treatments which they are developing, running trails for. But a nutritional warfare on Covid 90 could reduce the deaths by 60%? Collapsed economy and hunger seems like the bigger enemy atm.
 

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Up and down. Very confusing.

They should add age group to these stats. At first they were giving us information about age and gender:
"A 57-year-old male who travelled to such and such a place"

We need to use this information to determine why Gauteng has the most infections but is recording fewer deaths.
You want to start a nation wide panic?
 

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Fixed. You don't get the results the same day so it isn't as closely linked and you have to go back a day or two. Pity we can't match specific tests with their results.
Who says they are reporting tests for which results are not yet recorded?
 

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South Africa isn't the only country in the world with the problem. Missipi can be compared to South Africa to some degrees, they had fewer tests so they missed a bunch of asymptomatic people

But it clearly underlines what the "vulnerable" people actually is, and Diabetes/Hypertention/Obesity
and they all relate to Vitamin D deficiency.

If we can protect those people or put nutritionist on them, we could in theory bring the death total down by a lot but it cannot be done in lockdown which is making people more unhealthy.

There are people which will need more specialized treatments which they are developing, running trails for. But a nutritional warfare on Covid 90 could reduce the deaths by 60%? Collapsed economy and hunger seems like the bigger enemy atm.
What's this all about? I can't make sense of this.
 

Swa

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Who says they are reporting tests for which results are not yet recorded?
Read the article. It's using data from tests done and linking it to the number of cases as if it's instantly available. It's more a staff writer issue again.

To get an accurate reading if the two are linked you have to look at when the tests were done, or rather which tests done on a given day eventually return as positive. Only the department would have those numbers. But even looking at the data here it doesn't really look linked and only tentatively linked.
 
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