Sunday, 1 June 2014

Snapdate MERS-CoV chart update

Just a quick look at some updated Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) detection figures. 

For 2-days this past week we had zero cases reported, but we still had a number of deaths. On the 27-May alone there were 5 deaths across 3 regions.


Weeklies chart.
Number of lab-confirmed cases on the left upright (y-axis), the cumulative weekly
average can be read from the right y-axis and the bottom (x-axis) lists data by week, 
usually week when signs & symptoms onset otherwise by hospitalisation date or
reporting 
if nothing else is available.
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The dailies chart shows that detections have reached zero. Been a while since that happened-earl April was the last time. This will possibly change as cases from coming days fall out with onset dates in this week. 
Or perhaps there won't be any cases in the coming week. We can only hope.

Dailies chart.
Number of lab-confirmed detecteions on the left y-axis and the x-axis lists data by day,
usually day of when signs & symptoms onset otherwise by hospitalisation date or reporting
if nothing else is available.

Click on image to enlarge.
I haven't added a healthcare worker (HCW) to my line list for the past 63-detections. That's the longest period without an HCW in the history of MERS! Is that true or are those data now withheld form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's numbers? Don't know. But here's what it looks like as yet another healthcare-related outbreak subsides.

Cumulative number of lab-confirmed detections among HCWs on the left y-axis while the right y-axis shows the proportion of MERS-CoV detection who were HCWs that week. The x-axis lists data by week, usually day of when signs & symptoms onset otherwise by hospitalisation date or reporting if nothing else is available.
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