About this release
This weekly release by Public Health Scotland presents data on COVID-19 across NHSScotland.
- From 01 March 2022, PHS now include episodes of reinfection within COVID-19 reporting. Prior to this date COVID-19 cases were based on an individual’s first positive test result only. The new daily calculation includes both new infections and possible reinfections. Possible reinfections are defined as individuals who tests positive, by PCR (polymerase chain reaction) or LFD (lateral flow device), 90 days or more after their last positive test.
- In the week ending 27 February 2022, there were 42,616 COVID-19 cases (identified by PCR or LFD and including reinfections), a decrease of 9.8% from the previous week
- In the week ending 27 February 2022, 3,601 (8.4%) of all cases reported that week were determined to be reinfections when applying the 90-day threshold
- In the week ending 20 February 2022, 48,419 individuals were recorded in the contact tracing software, from which 44,379 unique contacts have been traced
- In the week ending 22 February 2022, there were 701 admissions to hospital with a positive COVID-19 test (PCR or LFD), an increase of 3% from the previous week. The highest number of new admissions are now in those aged 80+
- In the week ending 27 February 2022 there were 19 new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19. This is an increase of 5.6% from the week ending 20 February 2022
- As at 21 February 2022, there were 177,475 individuals on the highest risk (previously known as shielding) in Scotland. This equates to around 3.2% of the Scottish population.
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.
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 9 March 2022.
Find out more
- 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
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
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.
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.
The COVID-19 statistical report interactive dashboard was updated on 18 May 2022 to include more recent information relating to ethnicity of COVID-19 positives
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