Covid-19 dashboard tracks spread across Scotland
Tracking and Modelling for Scotland dashboard provides interactive, detailed weekly maps to track disease spread and inform control strategies.
An online resource has been created to demonstrate the detailed spread of Covid-19 infections across Scotland, in a move that could help aid interventions to manage disease.
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 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 Public Health Scotland, as well as publicly available data such as from Government or NHS sources.
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'.
The modelling work was conducted also as part of the Scottish Covid-19 Response Consortium (SCRC) and benefited from the expertise of volunteers under the Royal Society Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP) Initiative.
The dashboard 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.
** The Roslin Institute receives strategic investment funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and it is part of the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. **
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