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
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
- COVID-19 statistical data in Scotland (daily and weekly data available)
- COVID-19 Vaccination in Scotland (data up to 14 September 2022)
- Hospital onset COVID-19 cases in Scotland
- Enhanced Surveillance of COVID-19 in Scotland
- COVID-19 Infections in Pregnancy in Scotland
You can also view the open data for the Flu and COVID Winter 2022 Vaccination Programme Uptake
- Deaths involving coronavirus in Scotland – National Records of Scotland (external website)
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Modelling the Epidemic – Scottish Government (external website)
- Hospital onset COVID-19 cases in Scotland – ARHAI
- Ethnicity Data: The COVID-19 statistical report interactive dashboard was updated on 30 November 2022 to include more recent information relating to ethnicity of COVID-19 positives
- 28 September 2022 COVID-19 statistical report publication contains information on COVID-19 infection and vaccination in pregnancy in Scotland.
- 02 March 2022 COVID-19 statistical report publication contains information on Highest Risk (shielding patients list)
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