About this release

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

Main points

  • In the week ending 23 May 2021, 2,271 individuals were recorded in the contact tracing software, from which 8,237 unique contacts have been traced.
In the week ending 23 May 2021, 2,271 individuals were recorded in the contact tracing software, from which 8,237 unique contacts have been traced.
  • As at 23 May 2021, there have been 232,343 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 2,373 in the week ending 23 May.
  • In the week ending 19 May 2021, there were 75 admissions to hospital with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19.
  • In the week ending 22 May 2021 there were 7 new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) for confirmed COVID-19 patients.
  • In the week ending 23 May 2021 there were 6,735 people who arrived in Scotland from outside the UK, of which 5,103 were required to quarantine (of which 541 were quarantined in a hotel) and 3,644 were contacted by the National Contact Tracing Centre.
  • In the week ending 23 May 2021, under the Community Testing Programme 5.6% of symptomatic and 2.8% of asymptomatic tests for COVID-19 were positive.
  • As at 24 May 2021, there were 183,446 individuals on the shielding list in Scotland. This equates to 3.4% of the Scottish population.

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).

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 (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:

  • 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

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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