About this release

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

REVISION: 19 May 2022: Due to a data processing issue the number of admissions to ICU in the week ending 01 May 2022 has been amended from 10 to 15 on page 14.

Main points

  • In the week ending 1 May 2022, there were 13,832 COVID-19 cases (identified by PCR or LFD and including reinfections), a decrease of 37% from the previous week
  • In the week ending 1 May 2022, 1,776 (12.8%) of all cases reported that week were determined to be reinfections when applying the 90-day threshold
  • In the week ending 24 April 2021, 20,549 individuals were recorded in the contact tracing software, from which 9,816 unique contacts have been traced
  • In the week ending 26 April 2022, there were 691 admissions to hospital with a positive COVID-19 test (PCR or LFD), a decrease of 55.1% from four weeks prior (week ending 29 March 2022). The highest number of new admissions are currently in those aged 80+
  • In the week ending 01 May 2022, there were 10 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.

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.

Further information

The next release of this publication will be 11 May 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

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Last updated: 20 November 2023
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