About this release

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

Main points

  • As at 11 July 2021, there have been 316,035 confirmed COVID-19 cases; 16,318 of these were recorded in the week ending 11 July 2021, a decrease of 29.7% from the previous week.
  • In the week ending 11 July 2021, 16,431 individuals were recorded in the contact tracing software, from which 29,377 unique contacts have been traced.
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  • In the week ending 11 July 2021, under the Community Testing Programme 28.8% of symptomatic and 9.1% of asymptomatic tests for COVID-19 were positive.
  • In the week ending 06 July 2021, there were 475 admissions to hospital with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19. The highest number of new admissions were seen amongst those aged 30-39 years and 70-79 years. 
  • The proportion of all people who were admitted to hospital within 14 days of a laboratory confirmed COVID-19 positive test has declined, from 13% in the week commencing 25 January 2021, to 2% in the most recent week commencing 21 June 2021.
  • The number of new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) for confirmed COVID-19 patients has increased, from 22 in the week ending 03 July 2021, to 41 in the week ending 10 July 2021.
  • In the week ending 11 July 2021 there were 13,480 people who arrived in Scotland from outside the UK, of which 10,826 were required to quarantine (of which 637 were quarantined in a hotel).
  • Public Health Scotland have identified a total of 4,090 COVID-19 vaccinations given to 3,698 pregnant women in Scotland from the start of the COVID-19 vaccination programme on 08 December 2020 to 31 May 2021.

Additional charts and data are available to view in the interactive dashboard accompanying this report.

Wider impact detailed 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.

A range of analyses on the impact of COVID-19 across aspects of NHS Scotland is available on the interactive information tool (external website).

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 (external website) and Deaths involving coronavirus in Scotland – National Records of Scotland (external website). This report complements the range of existing data currently available.

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
  • 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

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). 

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. 

Shielding

The 10 June 2020 COVID-19 statistical report contains information relating to shielding patients.

Ethnicity data

The 3 March 2021 COVID-19 statistical report contains 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 July 2021
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