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Coronavirus (COVID-19): daily data for Scotland

Updated at 2pm to provide the latest data on COVID-19 in Scotland. On Saturday and Sunday, only the headline statistics in the summary section are updated. On Monday, the update will include the latest detailed daily data for that day, and Saturday and Sunday.

3 Aug 2021
Coronavirus (COVID-19): daily data for Scotland

Scottish numbers: 3 August 2021


  • 1,016 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 13,704 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 8.1% of these were positive
  • 9 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive 
  • 61 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 406 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,014,212 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 3,231,331 have received their second dose

Local area data

Public Health Scotland’s interactive dashboard provides a map showing the number of cases in local areas, as well as trends for local authorities and NHS boards. 

If you have any questions on the PHS dashboard data please contact PHS at: PHS.Covid19Data&

Full breakdown

Cases and testing


On 3 August:

  • 1,016 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 13,704 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 8.1% of these were positive
    • 5,970 were from NHS Scotland labs
    • 7,734 were from the UK Government testing programme

During the week ending 3 August, in total:

  • 7,900 people tested positive for the first time 
  • 159,219 tests reported (29 tests per 1,000 population) 
  • 8,776 positive tests reported (5.5% of tests) 

Since the start of the outbreak, as at 3 August:

  • a total of 2,503,237 people in Scotland have been tested at least once. Of these people:
    • 348,018 have tested positive
    • 2,155,219 were confirmed negative
  • a total of 3,751,296 COVID-19 tests carried out through NHS labs and 4,339,969 through UKG Labs in Scotland have reported results

For the week 18 to 24 July 2021, the ONS Covid-19 Infection Survey estimates that:

  • 1 in 110 people in the community population in Scotland had the coronavirus (COVID-19) (95% credible interval: 1 in 140 to 1 in 85)
  • This equates to around 49,500 ​​​​​​people (95% credible interval: 38,300 to 62,300)

Further information


  • on 3 August, 9 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive 
  • in the week ending 25 July, 56 deaths were registered where COVID-19 was on the death certificate

Since the start of the outbreak:

  • 7,952 people have died who have tested positive as at 3 August
  • 10,324 ​​​​​​deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 25 July
  • 32% of COVID-19 registered deaths related to deaths in care homes, 61% were in hospitals and 7% were at home or non-institutional settings (as at 25 July)

Further information

Hospitals and ICU

  • 406 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19; of these, 61 were in intensive care
    • in addition, yesterday 4 confirmed COVID-19 patients were in intensive care longer than 28 days
  • in the week ending 30 July, 334 patients with confirmed COVID-19 were admitted to hospital
  • in the week ending 2 August, 27 patients with confirmed COVID-19 were admitted to intensive care
  • 17,836 inpatients who tested positive for COVID-19 have been discharged from hospital since 5 March 2020
  • as at 28 July, 1,304 people were delayed in hospital

Further information



As at 7:30 am on 3 August:

  • 4,014,212 people have received the first dose of the covid vaccination and 3,231,331 have received their second dose

Further information

  • this is management information and is subject to change on any given day. It covers progress from when the first vaccines against COVID-19 were administered on Tuesday 8 December.
  • more information including vaccination breakdowns by sex, age, location (NHS Health Board and local authority) and the JCVI priority groups are available on Public Health Scotland’s interactive dashboard.
  • see the vaccinations data technical note for more information on how the vaccinations data is collected and reported.

COVID-19 Vaccine supply data

As of Monday 2 August:

  • total number of doses allocated: 7,952,530
  • total number of doses delivered: 7,170,900

Further information

  • total number of doses allocated refers to the number of doses that have been made available by Public Health England to the Scottish Government for ordering, and is the cumulative amount allocated up to 11:55 2 August 2021
  • total number of doses delivered refers to the number of doses that have been delivered from Public Health England to the ownership of the Scottish Government, and is the cumulative amount delivered by 23:59 1 August 2021

Care homes

  • as at 28 July, 54 (5%) adult care homes had a current case of suspected COVID-19
  • in the week 19 – 25 July June there were 27 new confirmed positive COVID‑19 cases among care home residents and 29 among care home staff
  • there have been 10,340 confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst residents and 6,191 amongst staff of care homes for all ages since 9 March 2020

Further information

NHS and care home staff

  • in the week ending 27 July, on average 1,888 ​​​​​NHS staff, or around 1.1% of the NHS workforce, reported absent each day for a range of reasons related to COVID-19
  • as at 27 July, 385 staff were reported as absent in adult care homes due to COVID-19, based on returns received from 717 (67%) adult care homes. Staff absent due to COVID-19 represents 1.0% of all adult care home staff (37,586) for whom a return was provided
  • we have been notified by Health Boards or the Care Inspectorate of 21 deaths of healthcare workers and 31 deaths of social care workers, related to COVID-19, since the start of the pandemic. We are not able to confirm how many of these staff contracted COVID-19 through their work

Further information

  • the absence figures for NHS staff and care home staff are calculated in different ways and caution should be exercised in making comparisons – see data definitions and sources
  • the data published weekly on NHS and care homes staff are available in the trends in daily data excel file



On Friday 25 June:

  • the percentage of school openings (i.e. half days) that showed pupils were in attendance was reported as being 74.2%, of which 1.0% was reported as planned home learning
  • the percentage of school openings (i.e. half days) that showed pupils were not in school because of non Covid-19 related reasons (including exclusions) was 17.7%
  • the percentage of school openings (i.e. half days) that showed pupils were not in school because of Covid-19 related reasons was 8.2%.

Schools are now closed for summer so the above statistics will be updated when pupils return to school. ​​​​​​

Data on students at universities and colleges testing positive for COVID-19 is no longer being updated as most teaching has stopped for the summer.

Further information

About these data


The data reported are 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. 

Previous data is available atTrends in daily data. Also available as open data at

Occasionally we publish one-off pieces of data and information when there is public interest in making them available. An example of this was when we released figures to show the percentage of reported cases that were likely to be the variant (VOC-202012/01). Please see our additional data and information page for more detail. 

Other data sources


Public Health Scotland weekly statistical report

Public Health Scotland publish a weekly statistical report that presents data on COVID-19 across NHSScotland. As well as providing information on COVID-19 confirmed cases and admissions to hospital, it looks at some of the wider impacts of the virus on the healthcare system, including trends in COVID-19 related use of other NHS services such as NHS24 and Scottish Ambulance Service. It also presents statistics on Test and Protect and quarantining and demographic characteristics (age, sex, deprivation) of people affected by COVID-19. Weekly reports and accompanying interactive dashboards are available on the Public Health Scotland website.

COVID-19: modelling the epidemic in Scotland

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

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.

Isolate and support data

We publish a monthly summary of management information provided by local authorities on support provided for self-isolation and to those in wider need during the coronavirus pandemic.

ONS COVID-19 Infection Survey

The Scottish results of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) COVID-19 Infection Survey are published on the Scottish Government website, and on the ONS website alongside results for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The survey aims to establish:

  • how many people test positive for COVID-19 infection at a given point in time, regardless of whether they report experiencing coronavirus symptoms (estimates first published on 23 October)
  • the number of people who test positive for antibodies, to indicate how many people are ever likely to have had the infection, or have been vaccinated
  • the average number of new infections per week over the course of the study