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Patrick Sturgis & Jouni Kuha: over 5 million people in Britain think they have been infected with COVID-19

Sturgis, Patrick ORCID: 0000-0003-1180-3493 and Kuha, Jouni (2020) Patrick Sturgis & Jouni Kuha: over 5 million people in Britain think they have been infected with COVID-19. LSE COVID-19 Blog (20 May 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

How many people in Britain have already been infected with the coronavirus? The truth is, we don’t really know. Yet, this is a very important number because, without it, it is difficult to properly assess the severity of the virus, its likely trajectory, and the consequent burden on health and social care systems. Using a random sample survey and self-reported data on infection and symptoms, Patrick Sturgis and Jouni Kuha (LSE) find a symptomatic infection rate in the general population of Great Britain of approximately 10 per cent, equating to around 5 million people, by the end of April.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/covid19/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Methodology
Statistics
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 26 May 2020 12:45
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 23:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104569

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