Covid-19 weekly update – 5th August

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Since 10th July there have been 15 further cases diagnosed in Fife and 25 in Tayside.

There have been less than 5 cases in hospital in Tayside since the 26th June and in Fife from the 6th July.

On the 5th August, National Records of Scotland released data for Week 31 showing that as of the 2nd August, where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate,  the total, cumulative, number of deaths in all settings in Scotland was 4208 – 7  up on the previous week. Care home deaths accounted for 46.5% of all coronavirus deaths.

As of the 2nd August, where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate, there had been 203 deaths due to coronavirus in Fife (no change over the past week) and 315 in Tayside (no change over the past week).

Data are for deaths where Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate in all locations: hospital, care homes and at homes.

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.

Picture: by HM Treasury is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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