Covid update Fife and Tayside 14.01.21: increase in cases slowing but hospital admissions up

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Over the 7 days  to the 14th January, an average of 599  further cases were diagnosed in Fife (see graph below) compared with 702 the week before.  In Tayside, there 978 cases compared to 1139 the previous week.

As of the 12th January, the 7 day rate of infection per 100,000 for Fife was 208, down from 223 the previous week.

Data to 14/01/21

On the 15th January, there were 106 cases in hospital in Fife (up 34 over 7 days) and  10 cases in intensive care (up from 7 a week earlier); 189 cases  in hospital in Tayside (up 63 over 7 days) and  9 cases in intensive care (up 1 compared to a week earlier).

Data from Public Health Scotland’s Daily Dashboard show that as of the 12th January (the latest update available), the 7 day infection rate per 100,000 population in Scotland was 248  per 100,000.  Of the 4 St Andrews neighbourhoods, only in St Andrews Central, where the rate was  50-99 per 100,000, was the virus not supressed (0-2 per 100,000)

The latest update by St Andrews University on the 14th January reported  5 new cases of Covid-19 since the 7th January:  1 member of staff and 4 students, bringing the total  since 1st September to 129.

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.

Picture: Electron microscope view of SARS-Cov-2 (Covid-19)

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