About this release
This weekly release by Public Health Scotland presents data on COVID-19 across NHSScotland.
- As at 05 September 2021, there have been 469,340 confirmed COVID-19 cases; 38,340 of these were recorded in the most recent week, a decrease of 4.9% from the previous week.
- In the week ending 05 September 2021, 37,902 individuals were recorded in the contact tracing software, from which 35,091 unique contacts have been traced.
- In the week ending 05 September 2021, under the Community Testing Programme 26.2% of symptomatic and 10.2% of asymptomatic tests for COVID-19 were positive.
- In the week ending 31 August 2021, there were 684 admissions to hospital with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19. The highest number of new admissions are now in those aged 80+.
- The proportion of all people who were admitted to hospital within 14 days of a laboratory confirmed COVID-19 positive test has declined, from 13% in the week ending 31 January 2021, to 2% in the most recent week ending 22 August 2021.
- The number of new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) for confirmed COVID-19 patients has increased from 44 in the week ending 28 August 2021, to 60 in the week ending 04 September 2021.
- In the week ending 05 September 2021 there were 46,797 people who arrived in Scotland from outside the UK, of which 7,111 were required to quarantine (with 737 quarantined in a hotel).
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.
The next release of this publication will be 15 September 2021.
Find out more
- weekly COVID-19 statistical data in Scotland
- COVID-19 vaccination in Scotland
- COVID-19 dashboard
- Enhanced surveillance of COVID-19 in Scotland
- Hospital onset COVID-19 cases in Scotland
Access the COVID-19 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
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 11 May 2022 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.
Highest risk (shielding) list
The 02 March 2022 COVID-19 statistical report contains information relating to shielding patients.
The COVID-19 statistical report interactive dashboard was updated on 18 May 2022 to include more recent information relating to ethnicity of COVID-19 positives
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