In a somewhat hurried update from your ‘trusted’ source, the Herald, today:
More than 12,000 new coronavirus cases further deaths have been recorded during the past 24 hours.
According to the latest Scottish Government figures, 12,602 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported since Friday.https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19833989.covid-scotand-20-deaths-recorded-24-hours-alongside-12-602-cases/
Well, it’s not really that helpful is it?
First, what’s the trend for new infections? It’s down, for the 5th day with minor fluctuations, it’s down from 20 217 on the 3rd of January to 12 602 in the last 24 hours. Similarly, the 7 day average is down from 16 220 on the 3rd to 15 435 on Friday and will be lower again once calculated to include yesterday’s 12 602.
Second on deaths, yesterday’s 26 is high but is almost certainly due to delays in reporting and the rate in Scotland remains the lowest in the UK.
What might be influencing the trends? Scottish Government actions?