The number of coronavirus cases and deaths in North Ayrshire is being updated every day, and keeping track of the overall picture can be difficult.

Using a tool from Public Health Scotland, the overall trend of positive cases, negative cases, deaths and the rate of infections per 100,000 residents can be seen.

Data for the total number of tests carried out in the authority is not available due to confidentiality concerns, however all other data is seen below.


Positive Cases

Largs and Millport Weekly News:

The number of positive cases confirmed by tests in North Ayrshire can be seen in this graph, with a clear increase per day towards the end of March until the start of June.

The daily figure and seven-day average are seen to be low until the beginning of September, before a large spike in confirmed cases has led to increased restrictions in the area.

The current numbers are falling from their October high, but are still much greater than in the first wave in April and May.


Negative Cases

Largs and Millport Weekly News:

The number of negative covid-19 cases in North Ayrshire has increased as the availability of testing has increased since the pandemic first hit Scotland in March.

There is a clear spike in the demand for tests and the subsequent return of negative tests when schools returned in August.

Demand for tests has reduced after the initial spike but has also been reducing due to the number of these tests coming back as positive as the virus sees a resurgence in the authority.



Largs and Millport Weekly News:

A clear correlation between the number of positive tests and the number of deaths can be seen, with at least one death on many days throughout April and May.

No deaths were recorded from covid-19 in the area between July and October, before several fatalities in recent weeks.

It can be seen that the seven day average for deaths is beginning to rise again, although much lower than the peak earlier in the year.


Rate of Positive Cases

Largs and Millport Weekly News:

This measurement takes into account the rate of positive cases per 100,000 of the population, and follows the same general pattern as the number of positive cases.

The first wave earlier in the year can be seen clearly, before numbers reduce during the summer months.

The second wave is perhaps most obvious under this measurement, as the rate of cases increases sharply from the middle of September.

Like the number of positive cases, the seven-day average is starting to fall but is still high compared to the peak of the first wave.


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