About this release

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

Main points

  • In the week ending 21 February 2021, 4,982 individuals were recorded in the contact tracing software, from which 8,244 unique contacts have been traced.
In the week ending 21 February 2021, 4,982 individuals were recorded in the contact tracing software, from which 8,244 unique contacts have been traced.
  • As at 21 February 2021, there have been 198,184 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 5,264 in the week ending 21 February.
  • In the week ending 18 February, there were 507 admissions to hospital with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19.
  • In the week ending 20 February there were 74 new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) for confirmed COVID-19 patients.
  • In the week ending 21 February there were 2,548 people who arrived in Scotland from outside the UK, of which 1,812 were required to quarantine (of which 346 were quarantined in a hotel) and 2,694 were contacted by the National Contact Tracing Centre.
  • In the week ending 18 February, 0.3% of key healthcare workers who were tested for COVID‑19 tested positive.
  • During the week ending 21 February, there were active confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 110 out of 1053 care homes that returned data (1,065 care homes in total).

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

From Friday this week (26 February), routine COVID-19 vaccination data will be published on a dashboard and will move from weekly publication to daily publication. This daily delivery of data will supersede the routine COVID-19 vaccine information published in the weekly Public Health Scotland report out on a Wednesday which will no longer contain routine vaccine data. Today’s report therefore does not include vaccination data, that data will be published on Friday.

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).

Background

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 and Deaths involving coronavirus in Scotland – National Records of Scotland). 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

If you have an enquiry relating to this publication, please contact phs.covid19data&analytics@phs.scot.

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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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