About this release

This weekly release by Public Health Scotland presents data on COVID-19 across NHSScotland.

Please note: The full report was revised on 22 July 2020, this is due to a processing error. Data for NHS Grampian within the test and protect section was report incorrectly. Numbers reported were cumulative instead of weekly.

Main points

  • Between 28 May to 11 July 2020, 864 individuals were recorded in the contact tracing software, from which 2,362 contacts have been traced.
  • As at 12 July 2020, there have been 18,365 confirmed COVID-19 cases, equating to 336 confirmed cases per 100,000 population.
  • Between 1 March 2020 and 9 July 2020, there had been 5,939 admissions to hospital with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19.
  • As at 12 July 2020, 528 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been treated in an Intensive Care Unit.
  • As at 12 July 2020, 284,447 people in Scotland have tested negative.
  • There is emerging evidence of increased risks of serious illness due to COVID-19 in those of South Asian origin, particularly in relation to those needing critical care or dying with 28 days of a positive test.

Wider impact detailed analysis

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have a wider impact on health and care as a result of the lockdown, economic pressures and changes to health services.

A range of analyses on the impact of COVID-19 across aspects of NHS Scotland is available on the interactive information tool (external website).


On 1 March 2020, the first person in Scotland was tested positive for COVID-19. On the 17 March NHS Scotland was placed in an emergency footing by the Cabinet Secretary. Schools have been closed since 20 March and the country has been in lockdown since 23 March. Scotland entered phase one of easing out of lockdown on Friday 29 May, phase two on Friday 19 June and phase three on Friday 10 July. Since the start of the outbreak, Public Health Scotland (PHS) has been working closely with the Scottish Government and health and care colleagues to support the surveillance and monitoring of COVID-19 amongst the population. There is a large amount of data being regularly published regarding COVID-19, for example, Coronavirus in Scotland – Scottish Government (external website) and Deaths involving coronavirus in Scotland – National Records of Scotland (external website). This report complements the range of existing data currently available.

Find out more

Previous Publications

Versions of the Weekly national respiratory report publication released before 30 November 2022 may be found on the Public Health Scotland website

Versions of the COVID-19 weekly statistical report publication released before 30 November 2022 may be found on the Public Health Scotland website

Open data

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Further data

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Last updated: 07 October 2022
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