The timeline and four metrics from the weekly data downloaded from the UK coronavirus Dashboard scaled by Z-score normalisation q.v. Standard Score [Wikipedia] are shown in the rotatable display opposite. The timeline and two metrics are on the three main axes, width, height and depth, the other two are coded by the size and shade of the data points.
Data Series Scale Metric Width [X] Linear Timeline from May 2020 Height [Y] Z-Score Hospital admissions Depth [Z] Z-Score Deaths within 28 days of a positive Coronavirus test Shade Z-Score Number of cases reported [white → black] Size Z-Score % of positive tests [small → large]
- During the first wave of the pandemic in March and April 2000 less than 200,000 covid tests were conducted per week, consequently the percentages of positive tests for those months are atypically high. The data displayed dates from the week ending 2nd May 2020 onwards.
- The linear timeline is along the X-axis; the means of the four Z-scored metrics are at the intersection of the axes. The large pale red and white spheres indicate areas within 0.98 and 1.96 standard deviations of the mean, respectively.
- The viewpoint for the default position is along the Z-axis. The perspective as seen from there is a little confusing. Rotating the model gives a clearer picture.
Click the white sphere to start or stop rotation of the model about the Y axis.
Refresh the data display