Here is the chart of daily Test totals for the entire ROI event based on official numbers to date.
The Blue line is Hospital daily test numbers.
The Grey line is Lab daily test numbers i.e. non-hospital.
The Green line is the combined totals of daly tests.
The Thin Grey Line
Chart Date Range: Mar 18th 2020 - Jan 4th 2021
I have also split groups from Chart A into B & C because the scale was mashing the case and deaths down so much rending. Hard to see - in Chart A, but with the last few days of super-duper case numbers going to the moon, it has ruined that scale too!
I have my own thoughts on this and have expressed some of these in previous posts, they are based on this data - I am happy to be corrected that my arse is very much indeed my elbow, and I have made some egregious rookie error here, but it seems simple enough dataset, once you look at daily instead of running totals, it makes much clear picture in a simple linear chart thanks to @owenm who has made a point of the official figures being really important, irreproachable now less.
The only thing missing to my mind is bracketing of the various lockdown periods. If anyone wants to compile that in text form for me, I’ll include it in a new version of the chart.
Finally, for all those (probably none left) lamenting for the old days of thepin and sure the love of data was the craic, well I am surprised there has been very little analysis of the governments own data other that taking the lead from the Irish MSM which is pointless (…yes but this is property forum you imbecile!) - if I have missed it here or elsewhere, please lash in a few links or whatnot.
Numbers available at data.gov.ie for anyone that want to dive in do, and do a better job than I with chart types and scales… cause and sure what else would you be doing - breaking lockdown?