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New Covid-19 dashboard launched to track spread across Scotland

The Tracking and Modelling for Scotland dashboard provides interactive detailed weekly maps to track the spread of COVID-19 across the region, to help inform control strategies.

Weekly rate of Covid-19 25 May 2021
Weekly rates of Covid-19 across the central belt of Scotland in the week of 25 May 2021.

Tracking and Modelling for Scotland dashboard

The data and mathematical modelling results presented will help in formulation of timely, targeted, evidence-based, public health responses to COVID-19.

The tools have been developed by statisticians and modellers from The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh and Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland, with support from the Data Driven Innovation (DDI) initiative of the Edinburgh & South East Scotland City Region Deal, and Public Health Scotland.

Roslin Institute

Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland

The maps and models have been created using data from the COVID-19 research database provided by the Public Health Scotland electronic Data Research and Innovation Service (eDRIS), as well as publicly available data.

“Apart from providing a detailed COVID-19 monitoring tool for informing the Scottish population, we hope that Public Health Scotland and other health officials and local authorities in Scotland will find the dashboard useful for making informed decisions for COVID-19 control.

Prof Andrea Doeschl-WilsonProject Leader, The Roslin Institute

The dashboard is an output from the Data -Driven Innovation project “Data-driven estimates and forward predictions of COVID-19 prevalence and associated health-care resource requirements in Edinburgh and South-East Scotland”, and is part of the Scottish Covid Response Consortium.  The work was conducted as part of the Scottish COVID-19 Response Consortium  and benefited from the expertise of volunteers under the Royal Society RAMP Initiative.

The dashboard is still very much under active development and will be updated regularly with new information and features as the project progresses, including vaccination and testing results in the near future.

Funding for the project comes from the DDI initiative, The Scottish Government and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

Related links

Royal Society RAMP Initiative

Scottish COVID-19 Response Consortium

Public Health Scotland

electronic Data Research and Innovation Service (eDRIS)

Data Driven Innovation (DDI)

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Further information

About the Project team