Younger male Euro 2020 fans driving Covid rise in Scotland

Younger men getting together to watch Euro 2020 matches has emerged as a significant factor in the steep rise in Covid cases in スコットランド, ほぼ 2,000 football-related cases emerging from Test and Protect data, and two-thirds of those reporting they had travelled to London to watch the Scotland-England game on 18 六月.

Public Health Scotland analysis published on Wednesday revealed that 1,991 people who later tested positive had attended one or more Euro 2020 events during their infection period, a time when they “may have unknowingly transmitted their infection to others”.

Nearly two-thirds of cases reported travelling to London for a Euro 2020 event, 含む 397 people who attended the Scotland vs England match at Wembley Stadium.

Scotland was allocated 2,600 tickets for Wembley stadium because of Covid restrictions, だが thousands more travelled to London despite warnings from the Scottish government and mayor Sadiq Khan not to do so unless they had a safe place to watch the match. There was strict entry requirements for Wembley matches, including having a negative Covid-19 test or proof of full vaccination.

The report states: “PHS is working with Test & Protect and NHS boards to ensure that all public health actions are taken in the close contacts of these Euro 2020 cases as part of the 32,539 cases that were reported to the Test & Protect Case Management System during this period.”

Nearly three-quarters of these cases were between 20 そして 39 years of age and nine out of every 10 cases were male. Attendance at hospitality venues was the most frequently reported tag, representing 34% of all tags. A relatively small number of cases reported attending the Fanzone in Glasgow, or Scotland’s two home matches at Hampden.

Scotland recorded 3,887 cases on Wednesday – its highest ever . At her Tuesday briefing, 初代大臣, ニコラ・スタージョン, was asked why rates have risen so steeply in Scotland in recent weeks, in comparison to the rest of the UK.

She pointed out that the Delta variant was first seeded into Glasgow, the country’s biggest city, and so was able to spread more quickly than elsewhere in the UK, and also reminded viewers that Scotland has lower population immunity because fewer people had the virus in earlier waves, thus there is a larger “susceptible population”.

Sturgeon also said the latest figures showed that 80% of new cases were among the under-44s and just 2% in the over-65s. But the latest data from the National Records of Scotland indicates that older people continue to be worst affected by the virus. Its weekly data release on Wednesday revealed that there were 17 deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate over the past week, an increase of four on the previous week, but those deaths were all in the over-65 age group.

Sturgeon reassured Scots that the increase was not resulting in a commensurate rise in people becoming seriously ill or requiring hospital treatment, and that she remained hopeful that her government would be able to continue lifting restrictions first on 19 7月, taking the whole country to level 0, その後 9 August seeing the removal of all major legal coronavirus restrictions.

Asked about the high number of cases among Scottish fans who travelled to Wembley, the prime minister’s official spokesman said: “Everyone that will be attending the final or semi-final, or indeed that were watching at Wembley last night, were taking part in an events research programme which required strict entry requirements including negative tests or full vaccination. And that’s the approach we’ll be using going forward, and obviously the results of those pilots are carefully monitored.”

Asked about the high number of cases among Scottish fans who travelled to Wembley, the prime minister’s official spokesman said: “Everyone that will be attending the final or semi-final, or indeed that were watching at Wembley last night, were taking part in an events research programme which required strict entry requirements including negative tests or full vaccination. And that’s the approach we’ll be using going forward, and obviously the results of those pilots are carefully monitored.”

Asked about the high number of cases among Scottish fans who travelled to Wembley, the prime minister’s official spokesman said: “Everyone that will be attending the final or semi-final, or indeed that were watching at Wembley last night, were taking part in an events research programme which required strict entry requirements including negative tests or full vaccination. And that’s the approach we’ll be using going forward, and obviously the results of those pilots are carefully monitored.

Asked about the high number of cases among Scottish fans who travelled to Wembley, the prime minister’s official spokesman said: “Everyone that will be attending the final or semi-final, or indeed that were watching at Wembley last night, were taking part in an events research programme which required strict entry requirements including negative tests or full vaccination. And that’s the approach we’ll be using going forward, and obviously the results of those pilots are carefully monitored.”

The report also suggested the increase in case numbers has put pressure on the country’s contact tracing system, with a significant increase in the time taken between Test and Protect logging a case and the individual who tested positive being interviewed, から 50% of people interviewed within 24 hours in the week ending 20 六月, dropping to 29% の間に 21 そして 25 六月.

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