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Wouldn't it be nice ..

(11 Posts)
ExD Sat 04-Apr-20 16:54:48

It'd be nice, I think, if as well as publishing a depressing daily toll of covid deaths, we heard an update on how many have recovered.

crazyH Sat 04-Apr-20 16:58:19

I fully agree ExD !!

BlueBelle Sat 04-Apr-20 16:59:56

Yes yes yes There are so many getting over it including a 95 in my county and I think today there was a 90 something (older even) on the news having recovered
There are many not even knowing they have it
There are many having it mildly
There are many have it severely but recovering
There are also many dying from other things but if they test positive they are on the death list for Covid

yggdrasil Sat 04-Apr-20 17:58:45

But they don't know! Without testing, how do you know who has had it and recovered?

EllanVannin Sat 04-Apr-20 18:19:46

I so agree, except that good news doesn't hit the headlines the same as bad news, sadly.

Well I'm "quite possibly "testament to the good news of recovering because I really thought I was a goner Christmas and New Year. I felt like a dying duck in a thunderstorm. It knocks the stuffing out of you but here I am.

notanan2 Sat 04-Apr-20 18:38:15

Survival, in medical terms, is usually counted as still being alive 3 months later, not just getting over the initial incident.

SalsaQueen Sat 04-Apr-20 20:50:58

I said that to my husband. Why can't someone tell us about the recovery statistics?

SalsaQueen Sat 04-Apr-20 20:51:33

notanan2 I didn't realise that.

FarNorth Sat 04-Apr-20 20:55:03

Clearly they do know who is counted as having the virus badly enough to need hospital treatment.
So they should know how many of those have recovered enough to be discharged.
Perhaps it's not mentioned as that will seem like a small number, each day, compared to the number of new cases.

Oopsminty Sat 04-Apr-20 20:58:11

200.000 from one article

But we'll never know for sure. Many people will have had it without knowing

3dognight Sat 04-Apr-20 20:58:40

My husband had an alert through on his phone to say how many had recovered from cv at our local hospital (9), but not how many had died.