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Coronavirus (COVID-19): state of the epidemic - 20 August 2021

This report brings together the different sources of evidence and data about the Covid epidemic to summarise the current situation, why we are at that place, and what is likely to happen next

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1 Scottish Government: Coronavirus (COVID-19): state of the epidemic - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

2 Scottish Government: Coronavirus (COVID-19): modelling the epidemic - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

3 Scottish Government: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-data-for-scotland/

4 Public Health Scotland COVID19 statistical report

5 Public Health Scotland Covid dashboard: https://public.tableau.com/profile/phs.covid.19#!/vizhome/COVID-19DailyDashboard_15960160643010/Overview

6 Source: Public Health Scotland

7 Scottish Government: Coronavirus (COVID-19): modelling the epidemic - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

8 Scottish Government: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-data-for-scotland/

9 Public Health Scotland dashboard: COVID-19 Daily Dashboard - PHS COVID-19 | Tableau Public

10 Public Health Scotland COVID19 statistical report

11 NRS Scotland: https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/vital-events/general-publications/weekly-and-monthly-data-on-births-and-deaths/deaths-involving-coronavirus-covid-19-in-scotland

12 Public Health Scotland COVID19 statistical report

13 Office for National Statistics: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/coronaviruscovid19infectionsurveypilot/previousReleases

14 UK Government: Deaths in the UK | Coronavirus in the UK (data.gov.uk)

15 Office for National Statistics: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, antibody and vaccination data, UK - Office for National Statistics

16 Office for National Statistics: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/prevalenceofongoingsymptomsfollowingcoronaviruscovid19infectionintheuk/5august2021

17 Public Health Scotland Covid dashboard: https://public.tableau.com/profile/phs.covid.19#!/vizhome/COVID-19DailyDashboard_15960160643010/Overview

18 Scottish Government: Coronavirus (COVID-19): modelling the epidemic - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

19 Public Health Scotland: PHS COVID-19 Education report (shinyapps.io)

20 Scottish Government: Coronavirus (COVID-19): modelling the epidemic - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

21 Results are taken from questions run on behalf of Scottish Government on the YouGov online omnibus survey. The sample is demographically and geographically representative of adults 18+ across Scotland, with c.1000 responses each week. Fieldwork took place on 10-11 August with a total sample size of 1012 adults. . ‘Complete’ or ‘almost complete’ compliance refers to respondents who rated themselves 6 or 7 on a scale of 1-7 for the question: Thinking about ALL of the guidance on what to do and what not to do during the Coronavirus pandemic (including distancing, protection measures and all restrictions)...On a scale of 1-7, where 1 is 'Not at all' and 7 is 'Completely', to what extent do you feel you are following the regulations and guidance?

22 Scottish Government: Coronavirus (COVID-19): modelling the epidemic - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

23 The difference between the Better and Worse scenarios: ‘Worse’ assumes that increasing transmission continues for the next two weeks. ‘Better’ assumes transmission remains at the current level after the recent uptick in cases. ‘No uptick’ projects forward at the previous level of transmission from before the recent uptick.

24 Scottish Government: Coronavirus (COVID-19): modelling the epidemic - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

25 Scottish Government: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-data-for-scotland/

26 Public Health Scotland Covid dashboard: https://public.tableau.com/profile/phs.covid.19#!/vizhome/COVID-19DailyDashboard_15960160643010/Overview

27 Source: YouGov online survey. Total sample size on 10-11 August was 1012 adults. Sample size for those who have not yet received their first vaccine was 65 adults. ‘Likely’ to be vaccinated refers to respondents who rated themselves 8 to 10 on a scale of 0-10 for the question: How likely or unlikely are you to be vaccinated for COVID-19 when a vaccine becomes available to you? (Please select a number between 0 and 10, where 0 means 'extremely unlikely' and 10 means 'extremely likely')

28 S1236_Eighty-nineth_SAGE.pdf (publishing.service.gov.uk)

29 Risk assessment for SARS-CoV-2 variant: VOC-21APR-02 (B.1.617.2) (publishing.service.gov.uk)

30 S1284_SAGE_92_minutes.pdf (publishing.service.gov.uk)

31 Variants: distribution of cases data - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

32 Brief note on SARS-CoV-2 variants (publishing.service.gov.uk)

33 Brief note on SARS-CoV-2 B.1.351 - 27 January 2021 (publishing.service.gov.uk)

34 Brief note on SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern P.1 (publishing.service.gov.uk)

35 Variants: distribution of cases data - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

36 COVID-19 vaccine surveillance report - week 31 (publishing.service.gov.uk)

37 COVID-19 vaccine surveillance report - week 28 (publishing.service.gov.uk)

38 COVID-19 vaccine surveillance report - week 23 (publishing.service.gov.uk)

39 SARS-CoV-2 Delta VOC in Scotland: demographics, risk of hospital admission, and vaccine effectiveness - The Lancet

40 SARS-CoV-2 Delta VOC in Scotland: demographics, risk of hospital admission, and vaccine effectiveness - The Lancet

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