Hector Drummond Magazine reader and contributor Christopher Bowyer has done some more graphs using data from coronavirus.data.gov.uk. (Graphs can be clicked to enlarge.)
The first one looks at Covid-19 positive tests (blue), Covid hospital admissions (green), and Covid deaths (red) for England. You can see that there’s been a slight increase in hospital admissions since the end of August, but nothing startling. It would be extraordinary if we didn’t see a rise over autumn and winter as that is the flu season, but it’s unlikely to be as dramatic as Whitty and Vallance are making out.
And here’s another way of looking at the data, with the death numbers plotted on the right-hand side of the graph to make full use of the height of the graph. As Christopher says, “It really shows how the death rate hasn’t increased at all, despite the positive tests having increased constantly since the end of June”.
And here’s another useful graph: hospital admissions per 1000 positive tests.