About this release

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

Main points

  • In the week ending 27 March 2022, there were 68,071 COVID-19 cases (identified by PCR or LFD and including reinfections), a decrease of 19.0% from the previous week
  • In the week ending 27 March 2022, 7,093 (10.4%) of all cases reported that week were determined to be reinfections when applying the 90-day threshold
  • In the week ending 20 March 2022, 83,262 individuals were recorded in the contact tracing software, from which 40,356 unique contacts have been traced
  • In the week ending 22 March 2022, there were 1,406 admissions to hospital with a positive COVID-19 test (PCR or LFD), an increase of 47.1% from four weeks prior (week ending 22 February 2022). The highest number of new admissions are currently in those aged 80+
  • In the week ending 27 March 2022 there were 29 new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19

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.


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.

Further information

The next release of this publication will be 6 April 2022.

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

Open data from this publication is available from the following weblinks:

Further data

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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: 20 November 2023
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