Data for 27th February 2021

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Hello Friends! 🕵️‍♂️📰📉


For clarity, all today’s stats come from Government stats at


Data 27th February 2021:

525 new +ve tests (⇩9.6% since yesterday)

19615 new tests reporting (⇩3.9%)

(- of these 9723 were NHS (50% of the tests returned) and 9892 were community (50%).)

This is 2.7% positive percentage rate (⇩0.1%) – this is SO LOW again!


In total including repeat tests 605 were +ve – this is a 3.1% rate (number from report in 26th was written wrong – apologies. Should have read 674.)


4108 newly tested individuals reported (⇧9.1%).


Local positive tests numbers from last 24 hours:

Ayrshire and Arran 28, Borders 2, Dumfries and Galloway 4, Fife 23, Forth Valley 46, Grampian 19, Greater Glasgow and Clyde 151, Highland 10, Lanarkshire 89, Lothian 106, Orkney 0, Shetland 0, Tayside 46, Western Isles 1


18 new reported deaths in those who have tested +ve (⇩9)

74 people in ITU with recently +ve test (⇩6)

898 admitted or moving through hospital with a recently positive test – through the 14 days prior to admission or having tested positive in hospital the last 28 days (⇩2.8%) – this is another really quite big drop! And we are now well below the delayed discharges number.

As at 24th February, there were 944 people delayed in hospital (⇩13.5% from previous week).



As of today, 1,570,153 people have received their first dose of the vaccine and 72,178 their second.

This means that since yesterday 27,224 people were vaccinated with their first dose and 6,838 with their second.


ONS Prevalence Survey

The ONS estimates 1 in 225 people had the coronavirus in the week 13th to 19th February – this is down a very long way from 1 in 180 the previous week. This is absolutely terrific news, obviously! It really shouldn’t be a surprise. This is a winter virus – there is no sense in pretending otherwise. As we go in to spring, numbers will go down and down and down.



Graph 1 – Nice to be back below December levels – I’m encouraged and surprised by how low this trend is going.

Graph 1


Graph 2 – More amazing news! This is the lowest daily rate seen since September and it does look to be dropping.

Graph 2


Graph 3 – Newly tested individuals have been increasing but look to be flattening off.

Graph 3


Graph 4 – Hospital occupancy continuing to fall really fast, and is below the number of delayed discharges. We’re well through the level we were at in the peak in October. ITU occupancy is tending to fall really quickly again, which is a great relief. Deaths reported are trending down and this is as we would have expected after such a prolonged drop in positive tests and also with the vaccine having been rolled out to the vulnerable groups.

Graph 4


Graphs 5&6 – Positive tests to death and ITU occupancy. We are continuing to see more deaths and ITU occupancy than positive tests predicted – but both measures are falling again.

Graphs 5&6 


Graph 7 – ITU occupancy falling nationwide.

Graph 7


Graph 8 – ITU occupancy by region – Ayrshire and Arran have fallen a lot today.

Graph 8


Graph 9 – Hospital occupancy by region – still extraordinarily fast rates of decline for all of these now. Have I said before that I find this astonishing?! And it’s just such brilliant news.

Graph 9


Graphs 10&11 – Vaccinations as seen below. First doses have slowed down by quite a long way. Second doses are taking off slowly.

Graphs 10&11


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Lots of love  ❤

Stay sane 🧠 Stay strong 💪

Christine x

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