This report summarises the current situation of the Covid-19 epidemic in Scotland. It brings together the different sources of evidence and data about the epidemic in Scotland at this point in time, why we are at that place, and what is likely to happen next. This updates the previous publication published on 1 April 2022. The information in this document helps the Scottish Government, the health service and the wider public sector respond to the epidemic and put in place what is needed to keep us safe and treat people who have the virus.
This edition of the State of the Epidemic summarises current data on Covid-19 at a national and local level, and how Scotland currently compares to the rest of the UK. It looks at the vaccination program in Scotland and its impact. Information is provided about variants of concern and what impact these may have. Bringing this information together in one place gives the opportunity to better understand the current state of the epidemic in Scotland.
The State of the Epidemic report this week will summarise data up to and including 12 April 2022, except for hospital admissions data which summarises data up to and including 13 April 2022. The earlier data cut-off dates is due to the report being published on Thursday 14 April 2022 due to the public holiday on Friday 15 April 2022.
Announced changes to Testing Policy
Test and Protect Transition Plan has been published by the Scottish Government outlining changes to the testing policy from mid-April 2022.
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