About this release

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

Main points

  • In the week ending 30 May 2021, 3,265 individuals were recorded in the contact tracing software, from which 11,164 unique contacts have been traced.
  • As at 30 May 2021, there have been 235,911 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 3,387 in the week ending 30 May.
  • In the week ending 26 May 2021, there were 115 admissions to hospital with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19.
  • In the week ending 29 May 2021 there were 5 new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) for confirmed COVID-19 patients.
  • In the week ending 30 May 2021 there were 7,303 people who arrived in Scotland from outside the UK, of which 4,886 were required to quarantine (of which 684 were quarantined in a hotel) and 2,798 were contacted by the National Contact Tracing Centre.
  • In the week ending 30 May 2021, under the Community Testing Programme 9.3% of symptomatic and 4.3% of asymptomatic tests for COVID-19 were positive.
  • As at 25 May 2021, in those aged 40 and over, vaccine uptake is highest in white ethnic groups (91%) and lowest in African ethnic groups (66%). Uptake also varied by area of deprivation, with uptake up of 89% for those aged 40 and over in the less deprived areas compared to 82% in more deprived areas.
  • As at 25 May 2021, over two thirds (68%) of teachers in Scotland have received a first COVID-19 vaccination dose, with an estimated 85% due to have been offered two doses by the start of the 2021/22 school year.

Additional charts and data are available to view in the interactive dashboard accompanying this report.

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).


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

View open data for COVID-19 on the Scottish Health and Social Care Open data platform (external website) for:

  • weekly COVID-19 statistical data in Scotland
  • COVID-19 vaccination in Scotland
  • COVID-19 dashboard
  • Enhanced surveillance of COVID-19 in Scotland
  • Hospital onset COVID-19 cases in Scotland

You can also view the open data for the Flu and COVID Winter 2022 Vaccination Programme Uptake

Further data

General enquiries

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Older versions of this publication

Versions of this publication released before 16 March 2020 may be found on the Data and Intelligence, Health Protection Scotland or Improving Health websites.

Last updated: 07 October 2022
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