Scotland records highest number of infections as second wave grips

Scotland has today (23 September) recorded its highest number of infections in one day, surpassing the first wave record high of 430 by 56.

However, the increase in infections is not reflected by a proportinate increase in hispitalisations and deaths likely due to the higher number of tests being conducted.

In the ‘first wave’ the highest daily figure was 430, on 29 April and 1 May, when there were 83 and 40 deaths respectively.

A higher number of tests is likely to be pushing the counted infections up (while deaths remain low), but by the end of April, we were five weeks into a total lockdown, so it is likely we will see further ‘record’ numbers in the days ahead.

What do you think? Where are we heading? Have the Governments handled this properly? Can businesses handle more restrictions? Is another lockdown imminent? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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