Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker

How's the pandemic doing in the first 3 months of 2021? (In Scotland)

After spending the whole of March hanging around the 500 mark (about 10/100k) we've finally dipped a bit over the last few days - bringing our 7-day average down to 460, the lowest it's been since September last year.

The case count not dropping has been worrying me a bit, but I've been cheered by some of the other stats, which show that the vaccination strategy has *really* been working.
You can see that the rate has plummeted for the over 65s, and stayed very low, which it's higher for younger people (who are less affected).

And the testing positivity rate has been very low, and slowly dropping, which is great.

Hospital admissions have also been dropping

And for the first time today, second-vaccinations outnumber the first-vaccinations, as the people who were vaccinated as part of the first batch get their second lot delivered. This should hopefully bring down the case and death rates even further amongst the elderly and in the care homes.

So it looks like opening nurseries (and some schools) a month ago brought the rate up, but the continuing vaccination has kept it steady and now it's dropping again.

Fingers crossed that things continue the way they are, if not better!

(All graphs from the ever-aweseome Travelling Tabby. There's a tracker for the whole of the UK there if you want to see that too.)
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