Covid update 14th October; St Andrews an infection hotspot

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Over the 7 days up to the 14th October, 206 further cases were diagnosed in Fife and 289 in Tayside. St Andrews Central, along with Tayport are the two hotspots in North East Fife with rates of infection above 100 per 100,000 population.

A further 6 students at St Andrews University have tested positive in the last week, bringing the total  since 1st September to 55.

During the week beginning 13th October, 2 deaths of patients with coronavirus were recorded in Tayside, the first since August 27th. There have been no deaths in Fife since 22nd June

On the 14th October there were 6  hospital cases in Fife and 17 in Tayside. There were less than 5 cases in ITU in both NHS board areas.

Amongst confirmed cases in Scotland, there have been 30 deaths between the 7th  and 13th October, up 16 on the previous week.

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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