The ‘R number of Scotland could now be over 1’ days before regulations were relaxed


For the first time since mid-November, the infection rate in Scotland may be above 1 – less than a week until restrictions are relaxed over the holidays.

“is currently estimated to be between 0.9 and 1.1.”is currently estimated to be between 0.9 and 1.1.

It adds, “The number of new daily infections for Scotland is estimated to be between 49 and 144 per 100,000 people.”

The study states that “R was greater than one,” over an eight-week period between Sept. 9 and Oct. 28, contributing, according to experts, to “exponential growth in infections,”

In Scotland, the approximate R count

Nicola Sturgeon indicated during First Minister’s Question Time that the R count had “increased slightly.”

She added: “This underlines the importance of a cautious approach to reviewing levels this week and why we have strengthened our advice to people ahead of the Christmas period.”

“could take until 2022 to recover.”could take until 2022 to recover.

She spoke about how 30 deaths and 858 positive tests in the last 24 hours were seen by the new Covid 19 figures for Scotland.

“The fact that there is a window of opportunity over Christmas is a pragmatic recognition that some people are not prepared to leave loved ones alone and so it is an attempt to set some risk-reducing boundaries,” she said.

I want to stress that our straightforward advice is that remaining inside your own homes and households and keeping any contact with other households out in the open is the best way to spend Christmas.

We now have a real chance for many to be vaccinated within weeks and for others within months. So between now and then, we should all do whatever we can to protect each other.


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