Data for 7th May 2021

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Hello Friends! 🌱🌱


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


Data 7th May 2021:

236 new +ve tests (⇩17% since yesterday)

21273  new tests reporting (⇩40%) 

(- of these 14660 were NHS (69% of the tests returned) and 6613 were community (31%).)

This is 1.1% positive percentage rate (⇧0.3%)


In total including repeat tests 257 were +ve – this is a 1.2% rate (⇧0.3%).


3622 newly tested individuals reported (⇩29%)


Local positive tests numbers from last 24 hours:

Ayrshire and Arran 20, Borders 1, Dumfries and Galloway 1, Fife 12, Forth Valley 21, Grampian 34, Greater Glasgow and Clyde 73, Highland 2, Lanarkshire 32, Lothian 33, Orkney 0, Shetland 0, Tayside 7, Western Isles 0


Other stats:

1 new reported deaths in those who have tested +ve in previous 28 days

8 people in ITU with recently +ve test (⇩3 since yesterday) 

*There are 9 of these patients who have been in ITU for over 28 days.  (I know, this doesn’t make sense, but this is what the official statistics are saying.)

68 admitted or moving through or stuck in hospital with a recently positive test – through the 14 days prior to admission or having tested positive in hospital the last 28 days (⇧10 since yesterday).

There are 1011 delayed patients in Scottish hospitals as of 5th May, so covid patients are 6.7% of this number.



As of today, 2,876,633 people have received their first dose of the vaccine and 1,424,208 their second.


This means that yesterday 15998 people received their first dose, and 23912 their second.


ONS Prevalence Survey

The ONS estimates 1 in 760 people had the coronavirus in the week 26th April to 2nd May – this is down from 1 in 640 the previous week. This is a very low rate indeed.



Graph 1 – ‘Cases’ flat.

Graph 1


Graph 2 – Positivity is flat at 1%.

Graph 2


Graph 3 – Newly tested individuals are flat. This is quite telling that we certainly are not seeing anything like a surge in people suffering SARS-CoV-2 infections for the first time and seeking out a test.

Graph 3


Graph 4 – Hospital occupancy is now at approximately one twentieth of the number of delayed discharges. Deaths are falling or flat.

Graph 4


Graph 5 – Looks like all our ITU patients with a positive covid test are long term.

Graph 5


Graph 6 – Grampian ‘cases’ – includes Moray where this incredible crisis is happening with covid cases.

Graph 6


Graph 7 – NHS vs Community Lab tests. Community tests continue to trend down and NHS testing has settled down a bit.

Graph 7


Graph 8 – Hospital occupancy by region – Lothian has come back on to the graph today because they have 5 patients with a positive covid test again. The other 3 regions have increased slightly.

Graph 8


Graphs 9&10 – Vaccinations progress and the trend of increasing first doses and falling second doses continues. So have we finished completing the two-dose course of treatment and are now starting more new ones?

Graphs 9&10


Graph 11 – ONS prevalence survey has shown an extraordinary drop in infection rates since previous period. This is great news and no surprise whatsoever.

Graph 11


Featured image at top of page shows how small infected population actually is.


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Lots of love  ❤

Stay sane 🧠 Stay strong 💪

Christine x

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