How are doing with this epidemic, BBC Scotland? Oh it’s bad, bad. The SNP Government’s strategy is not working. We might as well go to the pub.
Two weeks into the 5-level system and the number of new cases per day seems stubbornly ‘flat’.
There is some sign of progress, if small, in the 7 day average which was 1 121 yesterday, down 70 from 1 191 last week.
While more significant reductions seem to require longer in Level 3 for the more affected areas, Glasgow and Lanarkshire, the outbreak is, relative to those areas, clearly not growing out of control as in other parts with the unfairly and inaccurately criticised test and protect system playing a big part in holding it.
The increase in new cases is currently between 40% and almost 100% higher in other parts of the UK than in Scotland and still increasing in those areas.
Beyond the UK, Scotland is also doing better.
Even in Germany, the rate is higher.