About this release

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

Please note these statistics are affected by delays in test results being processed in positive cases (16 to 18 October 2020).

Main points

  • Between 28 May to 25 October 2020, 39,115 individuals were recorded in the contact tracing software, from which 150,446 contacts have been traced (of which 112,632 were unique).
Between 28 May and 25 October, 112,632 unique contacts were traced from 39,115 individuals who were recorded in the contact tracing software.
  • As at 25 October 2020, there have been 57,874 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 8,182 in the latest week.
  • In the week ending 25 October there were 157 individuals aged 16-17 and 301 aged 18-19 who tested positive for COVID-19.
  • In the week ending 21 October 2020, there were 641 admissions to hospital with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19.
  • In the week ending 25 October 2020 there were 55 patients who have ever been confirmed COVID-19 that were treated in an Intensive Care Unit.
  • In the week ending 25 October 2020 there were 16,233 people who arrived in Scotland from outside the UK, of which 9,234 were required to quarantine and 3,355 were contacted by the National Contact Tracing Centre.
  • In the week ending 25 October, 189 positive cases interviewed through contact tracing had stated travel to Blackpool in the previous 14 days.

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:

  • 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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