In the 7 days ending on the 19th April, the overall infection rate in Fife was 23 per 100,000, The recorded Covid-19 infection rate in St Andrews Central was 125.2 and in St Andrews North and Strathkinness, 55.7 per 100,000 population. Elsewhere in St Andrews the virus was suppressed (0-2 per 100. 000) ).
On the 22nd April, there were no cases in hospital in Fife (down from 11 days 7 days previously) and less than 5 cases in intensive care (there have been none since 31st January); no cases in hospital in Tayside (no change over 7 days) and less than 5 cases cases in intensive care (none since 17th February).
The latest update by St Andrews University on the 22nd April reported 2 new cases of Covid-19 since the 15th April, both students, bringing the total (students plus staff) since 1st September 2020 to 220.
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 image of Coronavirus particles