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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:23 PM

Minnesota - did you get Coronavirus well before it was suspected?

This story has emerged about the possible first case in the UK:

A family from East Sussex may have been Britainís first coronavirus victims, catching the virus in mid-January after one of them visited an Austrian ski resort that is now under investigation for allegedly covering up the early outbreak. If confirmed by official tests, it would mean the outbreak in Britain started more than a month earlier than currently thought. As things stand, the first recorded UK case was on January 31, and the earliest documented incidence of transmission within Britain occurred on February 28.

IT consultant Daren Bland, 50, was skiing in Ischgl, Austria from January 15 to 19 with three friends, two from Denmark and one from Minnesota in America. All three fell ill on their return with classic coronavirus symptoms, and Mr Bland passed on the infection to his wife and children in Maresfield, East Sussex. A virus caused a dry cough then spread rapidly through the area in the weeks running up to the February half-term, with many local children taking time off school with illness.


and I noticed something very odd about the Minnesota figures - its active cases are only 61% of its total, where all other states are over 90% (and the growth in detected cases in Minnesota was really fast, up to March 16). Maybe many cases were earlier than realised, and so many have recovered by now, and they were well into their illnesses before being found.

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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:26 PM

1. Testing standards are like a crazy quilt.

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