About this release
This is the first release by Public Health Scotland on COVID-19 data across NHSScotland.
As at 4 May 2020:
- There were 12,266 confirmed COVID-19 cases, equating to 225 confirmed cases per 100,000 population.
- Of the 12,266 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 7,324 (approx. 60%) were women, 4,914 (approx. 40%) were men, and there were no data on the sex of 28 cases.
- The highest rate of confirmed cases occurred in those aged 85 and above.
- As at 3 May 2020, 495 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been treated in an Intensive Care Unit.
- After initially increasing to around 2,300 per day, the number of COVID-19 related contacts with NHS 24 has decreased to around 1,100.
- On average 180 people have attended the COVID-19 assessment centres each day, over the last two weeks. (Please note NHS Grampian data is not included)
- People from the most deprived areas are twice as likely to contact NHS 24 and the COVID-19 hubs and assessment centres than those from the least deprived areas.
- There has been a significant reduction in A&E (56%) and hospital admissions (42%) since the lockdown came into place.
On 1 March 2020, the first person in Scotland was tested positive for COVID-19. On 17 March, NHSScotland was placed in emergency measures by the Scottish Government. Schools have been closed since 20 March and the country has been in lockdown since 23 March.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation.
Find out more
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 from this publication is available from the following weblinks:
- COVID-19 Open Data platform
- Respiratory Open Data platform
- Flu and COVID Vaccination Uptake Open Data platform
- 11 September 2023 SARS-CoV-2 BA.2.86 variant in Scotland - weekly update
- The Flu and COVID vaccination uptake in Scotland dashboard was updated on 6 July 2023 with the most recent information.
- The COVID-19 in Adult Care Homes in Scotland datafile was updated on 27 July 2023 to include more recent information.
- Ethnicity Data: The COVID-19 & Respiratory Surveillance in Scotland interactive dashboard was updated on 31 August 2023 to include more recent information relating to ethnicity of COVID-19 hospital admissions.
- 28 September 2022 COVID-19 statistical report publication contains information on COVID-19 infection and vaccination in pregnancy in Scotland.
- 2 March 2022 COVID-19 statistical report publication contains information on Highest Risk (shielding patients list)
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