In Scotland, in the week ending 5 September 2022, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 113,500 (95% credible interval: 93,900 to 136,000), equating to 2.16% of the population, or around 1 in 45 people (Source: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK - Office for National Statistics)
In the latest week ending 18 September 2022, there were:
- 254 new COVID-19 admissions to hospital
- on average 631 patients in hospital with COVID-19, a 4.0% decrease from the previous week ending 11 September 2022 (657)
- 16 new admissions to intensive care units (ICUs) with a laboratory-confirmed test of COVID-19, an increase of 7 from the previous week (11 September 2022).
Out of the 477,294 patients waiting for a new outpatient appointment at 31 August 2022, there were 2,106 patients waiting longer than two years.