Researchers develop formula showing link between lockdown and death rates
A study by the University of Bern suggests if the government had waited an extra week before locking down on the 16th March, 8,000 people would have died from Covid19 – so far, the figure is 1,700.
But if the lockdown had been a few days earlier, the current figure would be down by 1,600.
Researchers say they’ve developed a formula which determines a link between lockdown dates and death rates.
To check their figures, they examined two countries – the UK and Austria.
The UK locked down a week later and so far, 44,000 people have died, the worst figure in Europe – and Austria, few days earlier than Switzerland, has a far better record.
The numbers have been adjusted to account for population figures and the different lockdown rules.
The latest figures from the Federal Health Office show in the last 24 hours, 110 people have tested positive, 4 have been hospitalized and one has died.