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Coronavirus (COVID-19): data for Scotland

Information on COVID-19 data sources in Scotland.

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Scottish COVID-19 data

All headline COVID-19 data can now be sourced from Public Health Scotland’s (PHS) COVID-19 Dashboard.

This provides the latest headline figures on COVID-19, including:

  • cases
  • deaths
  • hospitalisations
  • vaccinations
  • trends and demographics
  • local level data by health board, local authority and neighbourhood

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

How to find COVID-19 data on:

Cases and testing

 

The PHS COVID-19 Dashboard includes latest data on:

  • positive cases
  • % reinfections
  • positive tests
  • trends and demographics
  • local level data by health board, local authority and neighbourhood

The Office for National statistics (ONS) COVID-19 Infection Survey tells us:

  • How many people in Scotland test positive for COVID-19 infection at a given point in time, regardless of whether they report symptoms
  • 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

Deaths

 

The PHS COVID-19 Dashboard includes latest data on:

  • number of people who have died with confirmed COVID-19

National Records of Scotland (NRS) weekly publication on Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland provides data on:

  • deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate
  • breakdowns by sex, age, health board, local authority and setting (hospital, care home or home)

NRS also publish more detailed analysis on a monthly basis, including:

  • age-standardised mortality rates
  • leading causes of death
  • pre-existing conditions
  • breakdowns by deprivation, urban rural and neighbourhood

Hospitals and ICU

 

The PHS COVID-19 Dashboard includes latest data on:

  • hospital and ICU admissions
  • number of patients in hospital and ICU with recently confirmed COVID-19 (occupancy)

PHS publish monthly data on:

Vaccination

 

The PHS COVID-19 Dashboard includes latest data on:

  • number of vaccinations
  • % uptake
  • local level data by health board and local authority
  • breakdowns by sex, age and JCVI priority group

Care homes

 

The weekly PHS COVID-19 statistical report interactive dashboard includes latest data on:

  • confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst care home residents
  • confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst care home staff

The Care Inspectorate produce weekly data on:

  • number of care homes with a suspected case of COVID-19
  • number of deaths reported by adult care homes, including COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related deaths

The Scottish Government publish data fortnightly on:

  • visiting status of adult care homes

NHS and care home staff

 

NHS Education for Scotland publish weekly data on:

The Care Inspectorate publish weekly data on:

Education

 

The Scottish Government Education Analytical Services: Learning Analysis dashboard provides data on:

  • attendance and absence for pupils and staff in schools and childcare settings

Previously published daily data

 

While no longer updated, a complete record of figures published by the Scottish Government between 9 March 2020 and 8 April 2022 can be found in the Trends in daily data excel files, which are also available as open data. Further detail on these figures can be found on the Data definitions and sources page.

More information on the changes to this page and move of all headline reporting to PHS is available in our blog post.

During the pandemic, the government published one-off pieces of data and information when there was public interest in making them available. See: additional data and information page for more detail.

 

COVID-19 analysis and reports

PHS COVID-19 statistical report

 

The weekly PHS COVID-19 statistical report provides an overview of COVID-19 bringing together analysis across a range of topics, including:

  • variants of concern
  • cases and testing
  • hospital admissions
  • vaccination uptake and effectiveness
  • hospital / wider system pressures
  • wider impacts of COVID-19

State of the epidemic in Scotland 

 

The fortnightly COVID-19 State of the epidemic report brings together the different sources of evidence and data about the Covid epidemic to tell us about:

  • the current situation
  • why we are at that place
  • what is likely to happen next

COVID-19: modelling the epidemic in Scotland

 

The fortnightly COVID-19 Modelling the epidemic report provides latest findings in modelling the COVID-19 epidemic in Scotland, both in terms of the spread of the disease through the population (epidemiological modelling) and of the demands it will place on the system, for example in terms of health care requirement.

COVID-19: Isolate and Support

 

These monthly summaries of COVID-19 isolate and support data provide management information on support provided for self-isolation and to those in wider need during the coronavirus pandemic. This includes data on:

  • proactive calls and text messages made by local authorities to cases or contacts who must isolate after being contacted by Test and Protect (as part of a national policy of support to isolate)
  • inbound contacts made to local authorities via direct local authority lines or the National Assistance Helpline, where people are looking for advice or support
  • support referrals made by local authorities to those in need due to having to isolate as a case or contact, or more generally because they are in need during the pandemic.

 

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