About this release
This weekly release by Public Health Scotland presents data on COVID-19 across NHS Scotland.
- 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.
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.
The next release of this publication will be 18 May 2022.
Find out more
- weekly COVID-19 statistical data in Scotland
- COVID-19 vaccination in Scotland
- Daily COVID-19 dashboard
- Enhanced surveillance of COVID-19 in Scotland
- Hospital onset COVID-19 cases in Scotland
COVID-19 daily dashboard
Access the COVID-19 daily 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
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 8 December 2021 COVID-19 statistical report contains information on COVID-19 infection and vaccination in pregnancy in Scotland.
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.
The 10 June 2020 COVID-19 statistical report contains information relating to shielding patients.
The 27 October 2021 COVID-19 statistical report contains information relating to ethnicity of COVID-19 positives.
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