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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.

Published:
20 Jan 2022
Coronavirus (COVID-19): daily data for Scotland

Scottish numbers: 20 January 2022

Summary

  • ,262 new cases of COVID-19 reported. Please note that this figure now includes cases identified using either a first LFD (Lateral Flow Device) or PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) positive test
  • 27 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • 43 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 1,514 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,402,666 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,094,680 have received their second dose, and 3,230,767 have received a third dose or booster

Please read our blog post for more information about the changes to reporting on COVID cases.

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&Analytics@phs.scot

Full breakdown

Cases and testing

 

On 20 January:

  • 8,262 new cases of COVID-19 reported. Of which
    • 3,694 people tested positive through only a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test
    • 132 people tested positive through a PCR test following a LFD (lateral flow device) test
    • 4,436 people tested positive through only a LFD test

During the week ending 20 January, in total:

  • 52,638 people tested positive through either a first LFD (Lateral Flow Device) or PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) positive test

PCR testing

The following figures only include PCR tests.

On 20 January:

  • 35,046 new PCR tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 15.8% of these were positive
    • 18,685 were from NHS Scotland labs
    • 16,361 were from the UK Government testing programme

During the week ending 20 January, in total:

  • 203,375 tests reported (37 tests per 1,000 population)
  • 35,848 positive tests reported (17.6% of tests)

More detailed analysis on LFD tests is available on the PHS daily dashboard.

For the week 9 to 15 January 2022, the ONS Covid-19 Infection Survey estimates that:

  • 1 in 20 people living in private residential households in Scotland had the coronavirus (COVID-19) (95% credible interval: 1 in 25 to 1 in 20).
  • this equates to around 236,600 people (95% credible interval: 212,000 to 263,100)

Further information

  • Public Health Scotland interactive dashboard provides detailed information on COVID-19 cases (where COVID-19 was confirmed), including a map showing the number of cases in local areas, trends for local authorities and NHS boards, and demographic information for Scotland
  • data definitions and sources
  • the data published daily on COVID-19 are available in the trends in daily data excel files. Data on total reported cases is available for NHS Boards.
  • please read our blog post for more information about the changes to reporting on COVID cases.

Deaths

 
  • on 20 January, 27 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • in the week ending 16 January, 132 deaths were registered where COVID-19 was on the death certificate 

Since the start of the outbreak:

  • 10,149 people have died who have tested positive as at 20 January
  • 12,675 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 16 January
  • 29% of COVID-19 registered deaths related to deaths in care homes, 64% were in hospitals and 7% were at home or non-institutional settings (as at 16 January)

Further information

Hospitals and ICU

 
  • 1,514 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19; of these, 43 were in intensive care
    • in addition, yesterday 15 confirmed COVID-19 patients were in intensive care longer than 28 days
  • in the week ending 16 January, 873 patients with confirmed COVID-19 were admitted to hospital
  • in the week ending 19 January, 27 patients with confirmed COVID-19 were admitted to intensive care
  • 29,372 inpatients who tested positive for COVID-19 have been discharged from hospital since 5 March 2020
  • as at 19 January, 1,664 people were delayed in hospital.

Further information

Vaccination

 

As at 7:30 am on 19 January:

  • 4,402,666 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination
  • 4,094,680 have received their second dose
  • 3,230,767 have received a third dose or booster.

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 2020.
  • 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 17 January:

  • total number of doses allocated: 13,629,730
  • total number of doses delivered: 11,666,570

Further information

  • total number of doses allocated refers to the number of doses that have been made available by the UK Health Security Agency to the Scottish Government for ordering, and is the cumulative amount allocated up to 11:55 17 January 2022
  • total number of doses delivered refers to the number of doses that have been delivered from the UK Health Security Agency to the ownership of the Scottish Government, and is the cumulative amount delivered by 23:59 16 January 2022
  • as of 5 October 2021, the number of vaccines allocated to Scotland now includes all stock allocated for use in the booster programme. 

Care homes

 
  • as at 19 January, 303 (29%) adult care homes had a current case of suspected COVID-19
  • in the week 10 to 16 January, there were 673 new confirmed positive COVID‑19 cases among care home residents and 721 among care home staff
  • as of 16 January 2022, there have been 14,558 confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst residents and 11,992 amongst staff of care homes for all ages since 9 March 2020

Further information

NHS and care home staff

 
  • NHS staff absence: week ending 18 January: On average, 4,647 NHS staff, or around 2.6% of the NHS workforce, reported absent each day for a range of reasons related to COVID-19.
  • as at 18 January, 1,624 staff in adult care homes (including adult and older people care homes) were reported as absent due to COVID-19, based on returns received from 750 (71%) adult care homes. Staff absent due to COVID-19 represents 4.2% of all adult care home staff (38,216) for whom a return was provided
  • we have been notified by Health Boards or the Care Inspectorate of 27 deaths of healthcare workers and 34 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.

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

Education

 

On Tuesday 18 January:

  • the percentage of school openings (i.e. half days) that showed pupils were in attendance was reported as being 89.0%, of which 0.2% 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 7.3%
  • the percentage of school openings (i.e. half days) that showed pupils were not in school because of Covid-19 related reasons was 3.6%.

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 https://statistics.gov.scot.

Occasionally we publish one-off pieces of data and information when there is public interest in making them available. For example, recently this includes information on the Omicron variant and provisional flu vaccinations. 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