Covid-19; Tayside and Fife weekly update 16th September

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Over the past 7 days there have been 18 further cases diagnosed in Fife and 27 in Tayside. 8 of the confirmed cases in Fife have been linked to the Kinneuchar Inn in the East Neuk. The majority new cases in late August in Tayside were linked to a food processing factory in Coupar Angus and a school (Kingspark) in Dundee

In Fife there have been no deaths since the 22nd June and less than 5 cases in hospital since the 6th July. In Tayside there have been no deaths since the 24th June and less than 5 cases in hospital since the 26th June.

Amongst confirmed cases in Scotland, there have been 5 deaths since the 1st September, the last being on the 14th September

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 click here to go to go directly the Public Health Scotland dashboard for all Scottish coronavirus data.

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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