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

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
  • Daily COVID-19 dashboard
  • Enhanced surveillance of COVID-19 in Scotland
  • Hospital onset COVID-19 cases in Scotland

COVID-19 daily dashboard

Access the COVID-19 daily dashboard for the following information:

  • daily COVID-19 positive cases and deaths by health board and local
  • daily hospital admissions and ICU admissions at Scotland level
  • data on vaccinations from 26 February 2021

Further data

There is a large amount of data being regularly published regarding COVID-19 – for example, Coronavirus in Scotland on the Scottish Government website (external website) and deaths involving coronavirus in Scotland on the National Records of Scotland (external website). 

COVID-19 in pregnancy in Scotland

The 8 December 2021 COVID-19 statistical report contains information on COVID-19 infection and vaccination in pregnancy in Scotland.


View information about the  COVID-19 Infection Survey (external website) – this represents the single biggest expansion to date of asymptomatic testing for surveillance purposes in the pandemic and is being conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the University of Oxford, on behalf of the UK and The Scottish Government. 


The 10 June 2020 COVID-19 statistical report contains information relating to shielding patients.

Ethnicity data

The 27 October 2021 COVID-19 statistical report contains information relating to ethnicity of COVID-19 positives.

General enquiries

If you have an enquiry relating to this publication, please email 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: 28 June 2021
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