Over the past 14 days there have been 20 further cases diagnosed in Fife and 259 in Tayside, the majority in Tayside linked to a food processing factory in Coupar Angus and a school (Kingspark) in Dundee
On the 27th August, National Records of Scotland released data showing that as of the 23rd August, where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate, the total, cumulative, number of deaths in all settings in Scotland was 4222 – 3 up on the previous week. Care home deaths accounted for 46.5% of all coronavirus deaths.
Data are for deaths where Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate in all locations: hospital, care homes and at homes. There were no deaths amongst confirmed cases of coronavirus; 2 of the deaths were in hospital and 4 in care homes.
For Scottish Government news go to https://news.gov.scot/.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.