- 2 Aug 2020
- 31 new confirmed cases of COVID-19; this is 1.1% of newly tested individuals
- 0 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive (noting that Register Offices are now generally closed at weekends)
- 3 people were in intensive care last night with confirmed COVID-19
- 265 people were in hospital with confirmed COVID-19
- 8,243 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
Figures by health board area
- COVID-19 positive cases and patients in hospital at both Scotland level and Health Board level are provided in published excel files - Trends in daily data.
- further information is provided in the Public Health Scotland dashboard. This now provides trend information for Health Board areas and Local Authorities.
- Positive tests: week ending 2 August: 22,038 people tested - 125 positive
- Number of tests: 72,705 tests reported week ending 2 August
- Care homes: as at 29 July: 66 (6%) adult care homes with a current case of suspected COVID-19
- Care homes cases: In the week to 28 July, 50 new suspected cases in adult care homes were reported to the Care Inspectorate. (This measure will no longer be updated, and from 5 August we will report weekly on confirmed cases in care homes only - further information is available on the Scottish Government statistics blog.)
- Care homes testing: week ending 23 July: At least 1,956 individual care home staff, and 282 residents were tested in care homes with a confirmed case of COVID-19. At least 31,955 individual care home staff, and 1,611 residents were tested in care homes with no confirmed cases of COVID-19. Health Board data is available.
- Hospital admissions: week ending 22 July : 3 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospital.
- Deaths: week ending 26 July: 8 COVID-19 deaths were registered, of which 2 were in care homes and 4 in hospital.
- Delayed discharges: As at 29 July: 920 people were delayed in hospital.
- NHS staff absence: week ending 28 July: On average, 4,241 NHS staff, or around 2.5% of the NHS workforce, reported absent each day for a range of reasons related to COVID-19.
- Care homes staff absence: week ending 28 July: 1,523 staff were reported as absent in adult care homes due to COVID-19, based on returns received from 768 (71%) adult care homes. Staff absent due to COVID-19 represents 3.8% of all adult care home staff (40,005) for whom a return was provided. The absence figures for NHS staff and care home staff are calculated in different ways and caution should be exercised in making comparisons.
- Shielding: as at 27 July, 180,709 people in Scotland are identified as at high clinical risk of COVID-19 and are advised to shield. 5,172 people who were advised to shield have died.
- Shielding: As at 27 July a total of 98,424 people are registered with the shielding SMS service. 36,238 individuals are signed up for weekly food box deliveries and 47,135 registered for priority supermarket delivery.
- More information on who has been affected by COVID-19, including hospital and ICU admissions, calls to NHS24 and Scottish Ambulance Service and use of other NHS services is available in the weekly PHS publication. This data is updated each Wednesday.
Since the start of the outbreak
- A total of 366,025 people in Scotland have been tested. Of these people:
- 347,349 were confirmed negative
- 18,676 were positive
- A total of 396,757 COVID-19 tests carried out through NHS labs and 327,937 tests through UKG Labs in Scotland have reported results.
- 4,165 inpatients who tested positive for COVID-19 have been discharged from hospital since 5 March.
- 6,884 cases of suspected COVID-19 in 697 (65%) adult care homes up to 28 July. (This measure is no longer being updated – further information is available on the Scottish Government statistics blog.)
- 2,491 people have died who have tested positive, and 4,201 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
- 46% of COVID-19 registered deaths related to deaths in care homes, 46% were in hospitals and 7% were at home or non-institutional settings.
- We have been notified by Health Boards or the Care Inspectorate of 7 deaths of healthcare workers and 13 deaths of social care workers, related to COVID-19. We are not able to confirm how many of these staff contracted COVID-19 through their work.
The data reported is management information based on a range of operational systems. While checks are completed before publication to ensure data robustness, due to the speed of reporting these data are not currently subject to the full range of processes and quality assurance that would be required for Official Statistics. For more information about the data please see Data definitions and sources.
The latest numbers will publish at 2pm each day.
The Scottish Government, like other governments around the world, is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. A key part of this response is to model the potential spread and level of the virus in Scotland, and to compare the Scottish experience to other parts of the UK and other countries around the world. The results of this work are used to help the Scottish Government and the wider public sector, and in particular the health service, plan and put in place what is needed to keep us safe and treat people who have virus e.g. to decide how many Intensive Care Beds (ICU) we need for COVID patients. Modelling reports are available on the Coronavirus (COVID-19): modelling the epidemic publications page
Coronavirus cases and deaths dashboard
A new interactive dashboard is now available that gives more information about COVID-19 cases and deaths (where COVID-19 was confirmed), including local area trends and demographic information for Scotland.
More data on people affected by COVID-19
Public Health Scotland reports on the demographic characteristics (age, sex, deprivation) of people affected by COVID-19. The statistical report also looks at some of the wider impacts of the virus on the healthcare system, comparing recent trends in activity with historic norms. It is updated every Wednesday.
Read more: https://beta.isdscotland.org/find-publications-and-data/population-health/covid-19
A weekly report on COVID-19 related deaths (including those where COVID-19 is suspected) is available from National Records of Scotland (NRS). This report provides a breakdown of deaths by age, sex, setting (hospital, care home or home) and area (NHS Board area and Local Authority). It is updated every Wednesday.
Read more: https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/covid19stats
Public Health Scotland reports on the demographic characteristics (age, sex, deprivation) of people affected by COVID-19. The statistical report also looks at some of the wider impacts of the virus on the healthcare system, comparing recent trends in activity with historic norms. It is updated every Wednesday. More information is available on the Public Health Scotland website.
Scottish Government COVID-19 four harms dashboard
The Scottish Government publishes a dashboard which brings together data and evidence on the broader impacts of COVID-19. These are referred to as the four harms of COVID-19:
- direct health impact
- wider health impacts
- societal impacts
- economic impacts
It is updated every Monday.
General information about coronavirus is available at: www.gov.scot/coronavirus