Covid-19 update: Fife hospital cases down, community cases up

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Over the 7 days  to the 25th February, 242 further cases were diagnosed in Fife (see graph below) compared with 227 the week before.

On the 25h February, there were 46 cases in hospital in Fife (down 20 over 7 days) and  5 cases in intensive care (no change compared with the week before); 17 cases  in hospital in Tayside (down 22over 7 days) and  less than 5 cases cases in intensive care (no change compared to a week earlier).

As of the 22nd February, the 7 day rate of infection per 100,000 for Fife was 69.9,  up from 60.5 the previous week and the 3rd consecutive week of increases in the infection rate . In Dundee, the rate was  58.9, up from 36.8 per 100,000 the previous week.

Data from Public Health Scotland’s Daily Dashboard show that as of the 22nd February (the latest update available), the 7 day infection rate per 100,000 population in Scotland was 102  per 100,000, compared with 101.5 a week before.  In all  St Andrews neighbourhoods, the virus  is supressed (0-2 per 100,000). The virus is also supressed in most nearby neighbourhoods, with the exception of  St Monans and Pittenweem (113.3 per 100.000), and Newburgh (138.6 per 100,0000), both up from last week.

In the week ending 25th February, there were 4 recorded deaths in  Fife and 5 in Tayside.

The latest update by St Andrews University on the 25th February reported  1 new case of Covid-19 since the 18th February, a student, bringing the total  (students plus staff) since 1st September to 139.

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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