3 months after divergence infection rate in England is up to 18 times higher than in Scotland risking Second Wave

The current 7 day average figure for new covid infections in Scotland is 17 (and falling): https://www.travellingtabby.com/scotland-coronavirus-tracker/

Figures for England are less clear because of the tendency for UK-wide data to be presented.

However, though the ONS Infection Survey Pilot suggested more than 3 000 new cases per day, the BBC, un-sourced, suggested between 1 000 and 1 500 per day (and stalling).

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/coronaviruscovid19infectionsurveypilot/england25june2020#incidence-rate

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51768274

The population of England is 10 times that of Scotland so, all things being equal you might expect an infection rate of 170.

Using the above figures from the BBC and the ONS, the infection rate in England is currently between 6 and 18 times higher.

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