Coronavirus (COVID-19): state of the epidemic - 5 March 2021

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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How Scotland compares with the rest of the UK

The recent ONS survey estimates that proportion of the population infected in the community in Scotland (0.30% people currently testing positive for Covid-19 on 21 – 27 Feb ) is below England (0.45%), Wales (0.35%) and Northern Ireland (0.31%). In the week to the 19 February the estimated rate of community infection was 1 in 335 people in Scotland, compared to 1 in 220 for England, 1 in 285 for Wales and 1 in 325 for Northern Ireland[9]. Average daily deaths in Scotland (0.4 per 100,000 in the week to 3 March) are above Northern Ireland (0.2 per 100,000) and in line with Wales (0.4 per 100,000), and England (0.4 per 100,000).



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