About this release
This weekly release by Public Health Scotland presents data on COVID-19 across NHSScotland.
- Between 28 May to 29 November 2020, 76,020 individuals were recorded in the contact tracing software, from which 289,279 contacts have been traced (of which 214,474 were unique).
- As at 28 November 2020, there have been 94,998 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 5,779 in the week ending 28 November.
- In the week ending 29 November there were 112 individuals aged 16-17 and 220 aged 18-19 who tested positive for COVID-19.
- In the week ending 27 November 2020, there were 463 admissions to hospital with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19.
- In the week ending 28 November 2020 there were 43 new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) for confirmed COVID-19 patients.
- In the week ending 29 November 2020 there were 8,829 people who arrived in Scotland from outside the UK, of which 3,953 were required to quarantine and 2,870 were contacted by the National Contact Tracing Centre.
- For the week ending 26 November 2020, 0.4% of key healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19.
- There is a two-fold increase in risk of admission to critical care or death due to COVID-19 among those of South Asian origin, and this seems to be particularly evident among those of Pakistani ethnicity. There is evidence of an increased risk of hospitalisation due to COVID-19 among those of Caribbean or Black ethnicity.
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).
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
- 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).
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 3 March 2021 COVID-19 statistical report contains information relating to ethnicity of COVID-19 positives.
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