About this release

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

REVISION 18 February 2022: The 'COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalisations, and Deaths by Vaccine Status' sections were revised (page 28). Due to an analytic error, the previous five weeks of case numbers and age-standardised case rates have included PCR-confirmed cases for ages 15 years old and over, rather than the intended 10 years old and over.  This has decreased the unvaccinated case numbers substantially. Table 12 in the 'COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalisations, and Deaths by Vaccine Status' section contains the correct numbers.

Appendix 6: Data Sources and Limitations revised (page 55): COVID vaccination definition for Dose 2 revised to include "and have either not had a booster or third dose of COVID-19 vaccine or is less than or equal to 14 days after their booster or third dose of COVID-19 vaccine."

Main points

  • In the week ending 06 February 2022, there were 48,669 COVID-19 cases (identified by PCR or LFD), a decrease of 5.7% from the previous week
  • In the week ending 30 January 2022, 45,095 individuals were recorded in the contact tracing software, from which 59,092 unique contacts have been traced
  • In the week ending 01 February 2022, there were 588 admissions to hospital with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19, a decrease of 20% from the previous week. The highest number of new admissions are now in those aged 80+
  • In the week ending 06 February 2022 there were 23 new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19. This is a decrease of 20.7% from the week ending 30 January 2022
  • In the past four weeks from 08 January 2022 to 04 February 2022, the age-standardised rate of hospital admissions per 100,000 was 2.9 to 3.8 times lower in individuals with their 3rd dose or booster dose of vaccine compared to unvaccinated individuals or have received one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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.

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

Further information

The next release of this publication will be 16 February 2022.

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
  • COVID-19 dashboard
  • Enhanced surveillance of COVID-19 in Scotland
  • Hospital onset COVID-19 cases in Scotland

You can also view the open data for the Flu and COVID Winter 2022 Vaccination Programme Uptake

COVID-19  dashboard

Access the COVID-19 dashboard for the following information:

  • daily COVID-19 positive cases
  • daily hospital admissions and ICU admissions at Scotland level

Surveillance

The COVID-19 Infection Survey (external website) estimates the proportion of people in Scotland who would have tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently our best understanding of community population prevalence. 

Further data

There is a large amount of data being regularly published regarding COVID-19 – for example: Deaths involving coronavirus in Scotland – National Records of Scotland (external website), Coronavirus (COVID-19) Modelling the Epidemic – Scottish Government (external website) and Hospital onset COVID-19 cases in Scotland – ARHAI

COVID-19 in pregnancy in Scotland

The 28 September 2022 COVID-19 statistical report contains information on COVID-19 infection and vaccination in pregnancy in Scotland.

Highest risk (shielding) list

The 02 March 2022 COVID-19 statistical report  contains information relating to shielding patients.

Ethnicity data

The COVID-19 statistical report interactive dashboard was updated on 24 August 2022 to include more recent information relating to ethnicity of COVID-19 positives

General enquiries

If you have an enquiry relating to this publication, please contact phs.covid19data&analytics@phs.scot.

Media enquiries

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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: 07 October 2022
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