NYT, WM Stats: Bermuda Ranks High On Lists

September 21, 2021 | 1 Comment

For the past few days, Bermuda has been ranked number one by the New York Times and Worldometers for Covid-19 cases per capita, and unfortunately, the statistics compiled by the two websites have gotten even worse, as the island has now moved up to the top 6 as far as deaths per capita over the past week.

The island is dealing with a major Covid outbreak, with over 1500 currently active cases, and unfortunately there have been ten Covid related deaths announced since August 30, 2020, and as many point out, these are not just statistics, they are people, with many families mourning their loved ones.

The island is ranked third by the New York Times in deaths per 100,000 over the past seven days, and the latest data from Worldometers also ranks the island sixth in deaths per million over the last seven days, which is an increase from the 18th place they had us in before the weekend.

The New York Times said, “This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Charts show change in daily averages and are each on their own scale. Select a table header to sort by another metric.”

Screenshot from the NY Times website

NY times death per 100000 over 7 days

Screenshot via Worldometers

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You can find more information on the links below from our dedicated website BermudaCovid.com, which is the most comprehensive resource and historic record available of Bermuda’s handling of the pandemic.

  • All Charts: Vaccine, testing & more here
  • Timelines: Dates of major developments here
  • Test results: Chart of testing stats here
  • Vaccine: Data covering vaccinations here
  • Dedicated website: BermudaCovid.com

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  1. Cordell Riley says:

    In this case, the per capita data based on per million of the population can be grossly misleading. Someone not interpreting the heading properly could believe that Bermuda had 113 deaths last week. Perhaps a per hundred thousand of the population would be a better indicate although it would still inflate deaths a little. Even better, for counties with small populations, it may be better to just report actual data.

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