Coronavirus (COVID-19): framework for decision making

Sets out challenges Scotland faces and outlines the approach and principles that will guide us as we make decisions about transitioning out of the current lockdown arrangements.

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1. This figure is all deaths where COVID-19 is mentioned on the death certificate. As of 23rd April the number of patients who have tested positive who have died is 1120.

2. R0 - "R naught" - as it is called - is the number of new cases that one case could generate in a fully susceptible, non-immune population in the absence of interventions that reduce the transmission rate. R is the number of new cases that one case generates in the current state of a population. In this document we use R throughout.



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