About this release

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

Main points

  • In the week ending 4 April 2021, 2,310 individuals were recorded in the contact tracing software, from which 6,748 unique contacts have been traced.
  • As at 4 April 2021, there have been 220,234 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 2,415 in the week ending 4 April.
  • In the week ending 30 March, there were 161 admissions to hospital with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19.
  • In the week ending 4 April there were 9 new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) for confirmed COVID-19 patients.
  • In the week ending 4 April 2021 there were 5,452 people who arrived in Scotland from outside the UK, of which 4,393 were required to quarantine (of which 1,033 were quarantined in a hotel) and 2,714 were contacted by the National Contact Tracing Centre.
  • In the week ending 6 April, under the Community Testing Programme 7.8% of symptomatic and 3.2% of asymptomatic tests for COVID-19 were positive.
  • In the week ending 5 April 2021, there have been 1,893 LFD tests carried out across all university and college test sites, of which 14 (0.7%) have tested positive
  • In the week ending 28 March, there have been 78 cases of COVID-19 confirmed by PCR testing under the Schools LFD testing programme (65 staff, 13 pupils).

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).


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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