With an increase in circulation of COVID-19 currently being observed in Scotland, Public Health Scotland (PHS) has returned to weekly updates to the viral respiratory dashboard from today, 27 June 2024.

Between April and October, PHS moves to 4-weekly reporting of viral respiratory diseases as activity is typically lower during summer months. COVID-19 and other respiratory infection levels continue to be monitored during this period and weekly reporting is being reinstated as a result of rising COVID-19 case numbers.

As today’s data on the dashboard show, prevalence of the virus which causes COVID-19 has been increasing in wastewater detections for several weeks, accompanied by an increase in laboratory-confirmed PCR and self-reported cases. Although, COVID-19 hospital admissions have increased by 36.4%, the rate remains below the most recent peaks observed in spring and winter 2023.

Other seasonal infections, including flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), remain low.

Maintaining proper hand and respiratory hygiene can help protect against numerous common viruses. If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection and feel unwell, or have a fever, you should stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

View the viral respiratory dashboard. 

The weekly dashboard updates will continue until COVID-19 activity decreases.

For further advice on what to do if you think you have COVID-19, visit NHS Inform.

Last updated: 27 June 2024