After plummeting to around 12 000, in the early days of the outbreak, attendances at Scotland’s A&E departments have climbed back toward the former average level, around 25 000 per week.

Unsurprisingly, performance at the start of the outbreak began to hit the 95% target but, though attendance has since doubled, that performance is holding.

NHS England, though experiencing similar decreases and a recent recovery in demand, has not managed to hit the target with, at best, 91.2% in May 2020: