Data for 28th February 2021

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Hello Friends! 🕵️‍♂️📰📉


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


Data 28th February 2021:

572 new +ve tests (⇧9.0% since yesterday)

17663 new tests reporting (⇩10%)

(- of these 8127 were NHS (46% of the tests returned) and 9536 were community (54%).)

This is 3.2% positive percentage rate (⇧0.5%) – this is very low again!


In total including repeat tests 671 were +ve – this is a 3.8% rate (⇧0.7%.)


4349 newly tested individuals reported (⇧5.9%).


Local positive tests numbers from last 24 hours:

Ayrshire and Arran 21, Borders 1, Dumfries and Galloway 4, Fife 31, Forth Valley 65, Grampian 22, Greater Glasgow and Clyde 171, Highland 10, Lanarkshire 95, Lothian 114, Orkney 0, Shetland 0, Tayside 38, Western Isles 0


2 new reported deaths in those who have tested +ve (⇩16)

78 people in ITU with recently +ve test (⇩4)

837 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 (⇩6.8%) – this is another really big drop! And we are now very 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, 1,593,695 people have received their first dose of the vaccine and 76,512 their second.

This means that since yesterday 23,542 people were vaccinated with their first dose and 4,334 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 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


Graph 5 – Percentage positives by day of the week. If you have a good look at this graph, you’ll see that every day this week (except Monday) we have had a lower percentage rate than we have had since September. This is surely really significant.

Graph 5


Graph 6 – NHS vs Community tests.

Graph 6


Graph 7 – ITU occupancy falling nationwide.

Graph 7


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

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?! 

Graph 9


Graphs 10&11 – Vaccinations as seen below. The rate of delivery and administration of both doses seems to have levelled off.

Graphs 10&11


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Lots of love   ❤

Stay sane 🧠 Stay strong 💪

Christine x

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