Fife Covid update 14th March: infection rate static but hospital admissions and deaths down

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Over the 7 days  to the 13th March, 205 further cases were diagnosed in Fife (see graph below) compared with 172 the week before.

On the 14th March, there were 17 cases in hospital in Fife (down 8 over 7 days) and  less than 5 cases in intensive care (no change compared to the week before); 8 cases  in hospital in Tayside (up 1 over 7 days) and  less than 5 cases cases in intensive care (no change compared to a week earlier).

As of the 11th March, the 7 day rate of infection per 100,000 for Fife was 62.1,  up from 40.2 the previous week. In Dundee, the rate was  64.3 down from 70.3 per 100,000 the previous week.

Data from Public Health Scotland’s Daily Dashboard show that as of the 11th March (the latest update available), the 7 day infection rate per 100,000 population in all  St Andrews neighbourhoods was 0-2 per 100,000 (i.e. the virus was suppressed). The virus is also suppressed in nearby neighbourhoods, with the exception of   Leuchars and Guardbridge (144.2 per 100,000), Anstruther (69.3), Tayport (159.7) and Newport (236.4 per 100,000).

In the week ending 5th March, there were no recorded deaths in  Fife or Tayside.

The latest update by St Andrews University on the 11th March reported 2 new cases of Covid-19 since the 4th March, one member of staff and one student, bringing the total  (students plus staff) since 1st September to 142.

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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