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.
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.
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.
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.