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Coronavirus: Covid-19 cases in Fife have risen by 500 since last Wednesday

  • THE number of coronavirus cases in Fife has risen by 500 since the last update a week ago.
  • The new total is now 137,275.
  • The Public Health Scotland figures are now published on their website every Wednesday.
  • It shows the seven day average for cases in Fife per day is now 70, the previous week it was 99.
  • The number of people in hospital is 96, a reduction of 29 from last week, while the number of people in ICU remains below five.
  • According to Public Health Scotland, a total of 293,239 people in Fife aged 12 and over have had their first COVID-19 vaccination, 89.8 per cent of the 12 and over population.
  • There have been 279,829 people who have had their second dose, which is 85.7 per cent of the 12 and overs in the region.
  • And 239,829 Fifers have had their third dose or booster, 73.4 per cent of the 12 and over population.
  • A total of 32,679 people eligible in Fife have had a fourth vaccine dose, that is 94.4 per cent of the 75 and over population.
  • Across Scotland the number of cases per day, based on a seven day average, was 1,337. The previous week it was 1,273.
  • The latest seven day period is July 25 to 31.
  • Public Health Scotland no longer reports the number of Covid-19 deaths within 28 days of a positive test. The information is now on the National Records of Scotland's death certificate data.
  • A total of 4,409,204 people in Scotland have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,158,842 have received their second dose, 3,525,305 received a third dose or booster and 545,372 have received a fourth dose.
  • And 29,366 have been given a fifth dose.
  • Common symptoms of COVID-19 include:
  • High temperature or fever.
  • Cough.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Loss of taste or smell.
  • A free helpline has been set up for people who do not have symptoms but are looking for general advice: 0800 028 2816.

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