Q & A
Your graphs show no infections in an area but the school is closed because the teachers have infections.
The teachers will be recorded in the figures for where they live, not where they work. The Infections In Your Area graphs are full week data up to the date shown. Recent infections after this date will not yet be shown but will be added when the full week data is released by the government.
We can’t understand your 7-day figures as some days they are going up and the next they are lower.
The seven day chart shows the number of new infections for the last seven days only. The window it views moves on each day. So if 5 people were recorded on day 1, in seven days time that data falls outside the seven day window and therefore it is taken out. We all hope to see this graph have less entries every day as that means the number of new infections is falling.
The graphs don’t look like things are getting worse, so what’s the problem.
Please remember the graphs show NEW cases. These are not cumulative graphs. New cases are not good. We should aim for no cases.
You are making things look worse by adding several villages together.
The official data is released in electoral wards and that is how we report it. If you visit the Cherwell District Council website you will see that, for example, Adderbury, Bodicote and Bloxham is one ward. Conversely Banbury is split into several wards. This is due in part to the number of people living in an area.
Since when has Brackley been in North Oxfordshire.
It isn’t. We were asked to add information for the areas in South Northamptonshire that are our nearest neighbours. People in Middleton Cheeney will probably visit Banbury and interact with the community here. In broadcast terms Ofcom notes “Banbury and Brackley” as one area. When we quote Cherwell figures the data from South Northants isn’t included.
Where does this information come from.
We receive the data presented above from the official government daily feed.