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meanwhile daily C19 deaths in Spain:

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Appears Derry Strabane have turned a corner after 3 weeks of restrictions (cases (I assume that means new cases) in the area are down 49%)


'with' not 'from'.

Interesting language there.
 
She's speculating on the causes. It could equally be the lab is doing batches of tests from different parts of Scotland on different days of the week due to backlogs in testing, and the positivity rate reflects different prevalences in different areas.

It would take a thorough investigation to find the actual reasons for this, assuming that the authorities don't already know why.
 
Interesting local snippet from the Royal Victoria in Newcastle.

Numbers of Covid cases very much on the rise, and 6 in hospital with it.

But unlike previously where 3 out of 5 in intensive care would die these days the number is much much lower as staff have learned (the hard way in many cases) how to treat the thing more effectively.

So currently only 1 of their Covid cases is in intensive care and he is doing really well.

This is not a revolution for sure, but a very encouraging development.
There was an article in the Canadian news a couple of days ago talking about the situation in Quebec, and they mentioned how treatment has greatly improved since the spring. During the spring the doctors and nurses would be gathered around a patient and they would be trying to figure out how to treat him or her on the spot.

Now they have experience to draw on and know when to ventilate, when not to ventilate, when to take off ventilation, etc. Also the steroid treatment developed in the UK has been a big factor as well, and they are working on others which reduce the risk of hospitalisations becoming ICU cases.

Quebec has been the worst hit part of Canada, and accounted for the majority of deaths. Things improved during the summer, but they are again the worst hit part of the country during the second wave. The knowledge gained during the spring however is helping them now.
 
She's speculating on the causes. It could equally be the lab is doing batches of tests from different parts of Scotland on different days of the week due to backlogs in testing, and the positivity rate reflects different prevalences in different areas.

It would take a thorough investigation to find the actual reasons for this, assuming that the authorities don't already know why.
I don't know where she got her data from, but the Public Health Scotland dashboard contradicts hers:
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According to this, the highest positivity rates seen so far are on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It's almost certainly a statistical artefact linked to the fact that fewer tests are performed at weekends.

ETA:
Tests

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I don't know where she got her data from, but the Public Health Scotland dashboard contradicts hers:
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According to this, the highest positivity rates seen so far are on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It's almost certainly a statistical artefact linked to the fact that fewer tests are performed at weekends.

ETA:
Tests

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or the tests are conducted but not processed at weekends
 
Germany and France to impose stiffer and longer lock down in response to accelerating cases. Heard on Times Radio. Details bound to surface soon.

ETA from dw.de and France24

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Coronavirus: Germany to impose one-month partial lockdown | DW | 28.10.2020

Live: France’s Macron announces new Covid-19 clampdown amid surge in cases​


France is bracing for a potential new lockdown as President Emmanuel Macron gives a televised address Wednesday aimed at stopping a fast-rising tide of coronavirus patients in French hospitals. Watch his address live at 8pm Paris time (GMT+2).

Live: France’s Macron announces new Covid-19 clampdown amid surge in cases
 
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