I spent two days away from the news though we did bring some regular clients to the airport for the last time, which was very sad. Worse still the deaths in Scotland have gone up from 2 to 6 in only three days. There is quite an increase in comfirmed cases but reassuringly the test have also almost doubled. If you look at the table below you really wish you lived in the Highland ( source: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/)
Figures for the UK are as follows:
As of 9am on 20 March 2020, 66,976 people have been tested in the UK, of which 62,993 were confirmed negative and 3,983 were confirmed positive.
As of 1pm, 177 patients in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died.
Scottish test numbers: 20 March 2020
A total of 7550 Scottish tests have concluded. Of these:
- 7228 tests were confirmed negative
- 322 tests were positive
- 6 patients who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died
|Health board||Positive cases|
|Ayrshire and Arran||16|
|Dumfries and Galloway||10|
|Greater Glasgow and Clyde||91|
*Please note some cases from Grampian have been reassigned to Shetland as more information on cases became available.
Last updated on 20 March 2020. The latest numbers will publish at 2pm each day.
Stay positive, look after yourselves physically and mentally!
Second update 17/03/2020 Scotland has now 2 deaths and 195 recorded Coronavirus cases.
17/03/2020 A total of 4,895 tests have taken place of which 171 were tested positive in Scotland. Everybody is avised to not socialise and self isolate if you have any symptoms persistent cough and/or a fever. Stay safe, stay positive!
15/03/2020 Today’s Covet 19 figures for Scotland are 153 confirmed cases of which seven are in Fife. For the rest of the UK the deaths have climbed to 35 and 1140 confirmed cases. It appears that many flights are cancelled, a number of shops are or will be closed and fewer people are out on the street.
Starfish Travel and Starfish Taxis remain open for as long as we all remain healthy.
14/03/2020 If we felt some impact till now it is really impacting all aspects of life as of today. Shops announce closures, the elderly in nursing homes and sick in hospitals may not be visited. Thankfully the number of deaths (1) and recorded cases (121) have not drastically increased in Scotland though a newborn was diagnosed.
For up to date info: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/#_blank
13/03/2020 Today we had the first death caused by Covet 19/Corona virus in Scotland. I am not sure if the number of recorded cases are still reported. Unconfirmed I have heard that St Andrews has one to three cases.
Yesterday we only had 36 confirmed cases. Sadly today (12/03/2020) cases have almost doubled and stand at 60. UK-wide we have 590 cases. There is a travel ban for EU countries to to the US starting at the weekend lasting a month. UK & Ireland are excluded from this.
Update on 9th of March 2020 Scotland has now 23 cases all of which can be traced to travel into affected areas. We are still in containment for now.
Today, 8th of March 2020 the UK has 206 people suffereing from the Corona virus. In Scotland the number of cases are 16. So, generally speaking still quite low.
As of today 4th of March 2020 there are 6 known cases of the virus in Scotland. The United Kingdom has 90 in total. As the virus is expected to spread there are likely to be more cases in future.
We do understand that people are worried about travelling in the face of this virus and we would strongly advise against travelling should you feel unwell or if you had know contact with people who are infected. However, there is no epidemic in Scotland or the UK for this moment.
We will update when further information emerges.