Update 2nd July: Fife Covid infections more than double in a week

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In the 7 days ending on the 1st July, a further 1531 cases were reported in Fife, compared to 609 a week earlier(see graph below).  The current  population based Fife figure is 405 per 100,000 compared with the rate for Scotland as a whole of 387 per 100,000.

During the same period, Covid-19 infection rates in St Andrews, per 100,000 population 24th June, were: Central: 141 (9 cases), South West 230 (10 cases), South East 337 (14 cases) and North and Strathkinness:  74 (4 cases). Sixteen of the 43 cases were University students and staff (see below). These rates are all slightly down on the previous week.


On the 2nd July , there were 7cases in hospital in Fife compared with 6 a week earlier and  less than 5 cases in intensive care  (there have been <5 since 17th February).

The latest update by St Andrews University on the 1st July reported 11 new case of Covid-19 during the previous week, 9 staff and 2 students. 32 staff and 2 students were self-isolating during the week. The total(students plus staff) since 1st September 2020 is 306.

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

The BBC provides an excellent daily update of Covid-19 data at national Scottish and local authority level.

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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