About this release
This weekly release by Public Health Scotland presents data on COVID-19 across NHSScotland. New analysis included this week: Ethnicity – COVID-19 outcomes.
- As at 18 May 2020, there have been 14,594 confirmed COVID-19 cases, equating to 267 confirmed cases per 100,000 population.
- The number of new admissions for patients who test positive for COVID-19 has reduced over the last two weeks and is now substantially lower than the number at the peak in late March/early April.
Source: RAPID – Data for acute hospitals only, Golden Jubilee National Hospital not included.
*Any admission for which the patient was tested positive during their stay in hospital OR within 14 days prior to the date of admission
- An initial analysis of the ethnicity of COVID-19 patients in hospital and seriously ill has been carried out. While the proportion of ethnic minority patients among those seriously ill with COVID-19 appears no higher than the proportion in the Scottish population generally, numbers are currently very low and the analysis will be improved and updated as more data becomes available.
- As at 17 May 2020, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit was 502, compared to 495 as at 10 May 2020.
On 1 March 2020, the first person in Scotland was tested positive for COVID-19. On the 17 March NHS Scotland was placed in an emergency footing by the Cabinet Secretary. Schools have been closed since 20 March and the country has been in lockdown since 23 March.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation.
Wider impact detailed analysis
Further exploratory analysis is available on the interactive detailed analysis (external website).
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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