68 more dead after Liverpool-Atlético in March?

The coronavirus has shaken many countries, including the United Kingdom. Since The Guardian They wanted to do a study on how the most popular sporting events held before the sport stopped could contribute to raising the death toll. To do this, they study the number of deaths registered about 30 days after each event, and to make specific, they extract the data only from nearby hospitals. Those same data compare them with other similar hospitals to know the additional number of deaths, being able to make a rough estimate of how much each sporting event could influence. In total, counting the three most important events, there would have been 159 more deaths than usual.

Liverpool – Atlético de Madrid

The Champions League match on March 11 is considered one of the main focuses (54,000 spectators), since according to the English media, as in Spain the number of infections was much higher, it is likely that there was more risk. They say they have almost 200 testimonies from people who believe they could have contracted the disease in Anfield. In this case, the highest peak occurred 29 days after the encounter, at which time there were 18 deaths. In total, they have counted 68 more deaths from coronavirus in the University Hospital of Liverpool than in another similar hospital.

Cheltenham Racecourse

Between 10 and 13 March in Gloucester, one of the most important horse races in the world was held. It was full and 28 days after that race the highest number of deaths was registered, eight. From the race to 45 days after the celebration, Gloucester Hospital has added an additional 54 deaths from Covid-19.

Manchester United – Manchester City

On March 8, it was the last major game of the Premier League. The Manchester derby caused Old Trafford to fill up and within 34 days more people died than usual at Manchester University Hospital (nine deceased). In a month and a half, 37 more deaths from coronavirus were recorded than in similar hospitals.