About this release
This weekly release by Public Health Scotland presents data on COVID-19 across NHSScotland.
- From 8 December 2020 to 17 January 2021, 240,487 individuals received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination, as reported in the Vaccination Management Tool.
- In the 24-hour period from 17 January to 18 January 2021, 64% of cases tested via the UK Government laboratories had a profile consistent with the new variant of Covid-19.
- In the week ending 17 January 2021, 9,510 individuals were recorded in the contact tracing software, from which 14,752 unique contacts have been traced.
- As at 17 January 2021, there have been 163,761 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 10,516 in the week ending 17 January.
- In the week ending 15 January, there were 1,148 admissions to hospital with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19.
- In the week ending 16 January, there were 116 new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) for confirmed COVID-19 patients.
- In the week ending 17 January, there were 7,550 people who arrived in Scotland from outside the UK, of which 5,622 were required to quarantine and 3,126 were contacted by the National Contact Tracing Centre.
- In the week ending 14 January, 0.8% of key healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19.
- During the week ending 17 January, there were active confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 241 out of 1,052 care homes that returned data (1,065 care homes in total).
- The number of people on the shielding list as of 18 January 2021 is 179,343.
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
- weekly COVID-19 statistical data in Scotland
- COVID-19 vaccination in Scotland
- Daily COVID-19 dashboard
- Enhanced surveillance of COVID-19 in Scotland
- Hospital onset COVID-19 cases in Scotland
COVID-19 daily dashboard
Access the COVID-19 daily dashboard for the following information:
- daily COVID-19 positive cases and deaths by health board and local
- daily hospital admissions and ICU admissions at Scotland level
- data on vaccinations from 26 February 2021
There is a large amount of data being regularly published regarding COVID-19 – for example, Coronavirus in Scotland on the Scottish Government website (external website) and deaths involving coronavirus in Scotland on the National Records of Scotland (external website).
View information about the COVID-19 Infection Survey (external website) – this represents the single biggest expansion to date of asymptomatic testing for surveillance purposes in the pandemic and is being conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the University of Oxford, on behalf of the UK and The Scottish Government.
The 10 June 2020 COVID-19 statistical report contains information relating to shielding patients.
The 3 March 2021 COVID-19 statistical report contains information relating to ethnicity of COVID-19 positives.
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