Scottish test numbers 3 May 2020
A total of 60,295 people in Scotland have been tested. Of these:
48,198 tests were confirmed negative
12,097 tests were positive (an increase of 170 on the day before)
99 patients were in intensive care last night, with 91 of those testing positive
There were 1,666 people in Scottish hospitals with either confirmed or suspected COVID-19 (including those in intensive care)
1,571 people who tested positive have died (an increase of 12 on the day before)
A total of 79,891 tests have been carried out in NHS Scotland labs
1,986 of these were carried out on 2 May 2020
A total of 14,894 tests have been carried out in Scotland at Regional Testing Centres
1,734 were carried out on 2 May 2020
The World Health Organisation has been explicit in stating that testing for coronavirus is key to tackling the epidemic, with the Director-General calling on all countries to “test, test, test.”
Despite this clear scientific advice, as of the 2 of May only one in 92 people living in Scotland had been tested for coronavirus.
In Norway, a country of similar population, one in 31 people has been tested. Denmark, again a similar size to Scotland, has tested one person in every 30.
Glass recycling has now recommenced for households and whilst this may be more than one blue bin for some the resumption means that any backlog you may have should be cleared with the first few uplifts.
This collection resumes from 11 May.
The resumption of both collections is thanks to negotiations with workers and their union representatives which will see collection resumed in conditions that ensure social distancing measures for workers.
Please try and think of others when taking your daily exercise. I am aware from my daily cycle that there are more people using our excellent cycle path network.
There have also been some complaints about a lack of courtesy by a small number of people unwilling to break up their social group to allow others to pass.
Do take this into account when using our pavements, parks and paths in this stressful time.
I am aware that there have been some issues with some of the ‘regulars’ here and that there has been Police involvement to prevent abuse of this open space.
Please do report any abuse to the Police so that this remains a welcome space for all. You can make reports to the Police as follows:
How to Contact Us
Our ‘Contact Us’ emails are not monitored 24/7.
Our Twitter and Facebook sites are not for reporting crime and they are not monitored 24/7.
In an emergency always dial 999.
For non-urgent crime, you can contact your local police office by telephoning 101.
Please note that our Community Team email address is not for reporting crime or ongoing incidents. These should be reported by calling 101 (non-emergency) or 999 (emergency).
Email accounts are also not monitored 24/7.
In the meantime more information can be found here
I would again urge you to heed the advice of both Governments and help our NHS by staying at home.