Weekly Covid-19 update Tayside and Fife – 15th July

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Since 10th July there have been one further cases diagnosed in Fife and three in Tayside.

In Fife there was a sudden fall in the number of cases in hospital reported on the 6th July from 46 to under 5. There have been less than 5 cases in Tayside since the 26th June.

On the 15th July, National Records of Scotland released data for Week 28 showing that as of the 12th July, where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate,  care home deaths accounted for 46.5% of all coronavirus deaths. The total, cumulative, number of deaths in all settings in Scotland was 4187 – 15  up on the previous week.

As of the 12th July, where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate, there had been 201 deaths due to coronavirus in Fife (up 1 over the previous week) and 315 in Tayside (up 2 over the past week).

Data are for deaths in all locations: hospital, care homes and at home.

For Scottish Government news go to https://news.gov.scot/ and for the latest Scottish coronavirus figures go to: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/ and https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-52009463.

For the latest global coronavirus data go to: https://www.ft.com/coronavirus-latest

Click here for an account of why the UK was unprepared for a pandemic and was critically short of ventilators and here for an account of how the UK got its testing strategy wrong and here for an account of how advice to purchase protective equipment for health workers was rejected on account of the cost. And here for potential problems with Scotland’s test, trace and isolate programme.

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