About this release

This weekly release by Public Health Scotland presents data on COVID-19 across NHS Scotland.

REVISION 19 May 2022: The following pages in this week’s publication have been revised due to a typo in the calendar dates included in the analyses. This has not impacted any data analyses contained in the publication report, the pages revised are 34, 37 and 38 where you will find full detail of the revision.

A correction was applied to the table titles and relevant notes in the supplementary data for the equality chapter.  Vaccinations administered up to and including the 08 May 2022 were included in these data.  The tables previously indicated a date of 03 May.  Please note that the data in the main body of the report is up to and including the 03 May 2022 and are not affected.

Main Points

  • In the week ending 08 May 2022, there were 7,589 COVID-19 cases, a decrease of 45% from the previous week. In the week ending 08 May 2022, 1,071 (13.6%) of all cases reported that week were determined to be reinfections when applying the 90-day threshold
  • In the latest week ending 03 May 2022, the number of new COVID-19 admissions to hospital fell from 715 to 553 (22.7%) from week ending 26 April 2022. The highest number of admissions are in those aged 80+ (27.8%)
  • In the week ending 08 May 2022, there were 16 new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19
  • For all age groups apart from 5-11, 12-15 and 16-17 year olds, COVID-19 Vaccination uptake for dose 1 is highest in White ethnic groups.  For age groups less than 18 years, uptake is highest in Asian ethnic groups
  • In the most deprived areas, 15.8% less of the 16+ aged population receive their 3rd dose COVID-19 Vaccination compared to their second dose.  This compares to a difference of 6.2% in the least deprived areas 
  • The Covid in Pregnancy in Scotland (COPS) cohort currently includes 173,062 pregnancies in 151,594 women from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic on 1 March 2020 onwards. Among these, we have identified a total of 16,549 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in pregnancy with date of onset from 1 March 2020 up to 31 March 2022, in 16,334 pregnancies in 16,293 women
  • By the 13 April 2022, 73% (1st dose), 64% (2nd dose) and 43% (3rd/booster dose) of those in prison had been vaccinated compared with 73%, 68% and 48% in general population matched controls

Wider Impact Analysis

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have a wider impact on health and care as a result of the lockdown, economic pressures and changes to health services.

Background

Since the start of the outbreak, Public Health Scotland (PHS) has been working closely with the Scottish Government and health and care colleagues to support the surveillance and monitoring of COVID-19 amongst the population. There is a large amount of data being regularly published regarding COVID-19 (for example, Coronavirus in Scotland – Scottish Government and Deaths involving coronavirus in Scotland – National Records of Scotland). This report complements the range of existing data currently available.

Further information

The next release of this publication will be 18 May 2022.

Find out more

Open data

View open data for COVID-19 on the Scottish Health and Social Care Open data platform (external website) for:

  • weekly COVID-19 statistical data in Scotland
  • COVID-19 vaccination in Scotland
  • COVID-19 dashboard
  • Enhanced surveillance of COVID-19 in Scotland
  • Hospital onset COVID-19 cases in Scotland

COVID-19  dashboard

Access the COVID-19 dashboard for the following information:

  • daily COVID-19 positive cases and deaths by health board and local
  • daily hospital admissions and ICU admissions at Scotland level
  • data on vaccinations from 26 February 2021

Further data

There is a large amount of data being regularly published regarding COVID-19 – for example, Coronavirus in Scotland on the Scottish Government website (external website) and deaths involving coronavirus in Scotland on the National Records of Scotland (external website). 

COVID-19 in pregnancy in Scotland

The 11 May 2022 COVID-19 statistical report contains information on COVID-19 infection and vaccination in pregnancy in Scotland.

Surveillance

View information about the  COVID-19 Infection Survey (external website) – this represents the single biggest expansion to date of asymptomatic testing for surveillance purposes in the pandemic and is being conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the University of Oxford, on behalf of the UK and The Scottish Government. 

Highest risk (shielding) list

The 02 March 2022 COVID-19 statistical report  contains information relating to shielding patients.

Ethnicity data

The COVID-19 statistical report interactive dashboard was updated on 24 August 2022 to include more recent information relating to ethnicity of COVID-19 positives

General enquiries

If you have an enquiry relating to this publication, please email phs.covid19data&analytics@phs.scot.

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Older versions of this publication

Versions of this publication released before 16 March 2020 may be found on the Data and Intelligence, Health Protection Scotland or Improving Health websites.

Last updated: 13 June 2022
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