About this release

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

Additional notes have been added to the Data File – Deaths within 28 days of vaccination – to provide further clarity on the data. No changes have been made to the data.

Main points

  • In the week ending 20 June 2021, 7,029 individuals were recorded in the contact tracing software, from which 22,689 unique contacts have been traced.
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  • As at 20 June 2021, there have been 255,575 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 7,389 in the week ending 20 June.
  • In the week ending 15 June 2021, there were 192 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 40-49 years.  Prior to the vaccination roll-out, the highest number of new admissions each week were consistently in people aged 60+ 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 3% in the most recent week commencing 31 May 2021.
  • In the week ending 19 June 2021 there were 12 new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) for confirmed COVID-19 patients.
  • In the week ending 20 June 2021 there were 9,485 people who arrived in Scotland from outside the UK, of which 8,099 were required to quarantine (of which 739 were quarantined in a hotel) and 3,604 were contacted by the National Contact Tracing Centre.
  • In the week ending 20 June 2021, under the Community Testing Programme 14.9% of symptomatic and 5.7% of asymptomatic tests for COVID-19 were positive.

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).


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

Previous Publications

Versions of the Weekly national respiratory report publication released before 30 November 2022 may be found on the Public Health Scotland website

Versions of the COVID-19 weekly statistical report publication released before 30 November 2022 may be found on the Public Health Scotland website

Open data

Open data from this publication is available from the following weblinks:

Further data

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Last updated: 07 October 2022
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