The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by Public Health Scotland today and are reported below. The number of cases in Lothian has risen again to the highest number in some months.
The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, made a statement on Tuesday joined by the Chief Medical Office, Dr Gregor Smith at St Andrew’s House.
Ms Sturgeon said: “Today’s case numbers reinforce the pattern that we have seen over the past week.
“There has been a much faster increase in cases than at any time since the start of this year – in fact, over the past 7 days we have reported more than twice as many new cases as we did in the previous week.
“In recent days, the numbers of positive cases being reported has also been higher than at any previous point in the pandemic.
“It is, however, important to put that into context, and there is two contextual points that I think it is worth me making at this stage.
“Firstly, and before I make this one let me be very clear that this is early days and we need to monitor this over the course of coming days. When we look at cases over the past week by the date the specimen was taken as opposed to the date we report the test result, which are the numbers we report on a daily basis, then what we see is a peak in cases last Tuesday and since then we have seen what appears to be a slowing down of the rate of increase.
“So that is encouraging, but again I would stress that it is early days, we will want to monitor this carefully over the days to come and obviously see what that looks like a week from now.”
Ms Sturgeon also mentioned that despite the relaxation of restrictions in Scotland, the numbers were not as high as they were last year which she attributed to the vaccination programme.
For all that this is now described as a race between the virus and the vaccine the number of people who had either their first or second dose yesterday was the lowest it has been since 27 February.
The next review point will be 19 July by which time three weeks will have elapsed from the point at which all over 50s should have been offered the vaccine. At that point the government hopes that all of Scotland can move to Level 0 and physical distancing can be reduced from two metres to one.
After that the next significant date is 9 August when the vast majority of over 40s will have a significant level of protection. At that time it might be possible to move beyond Level 0, but it will depend on the data at the time. But in any case the government will not advise an immediate return to full offices working from 9 August. All of these measures will take time to put back in place.
As at 27 June, 10,168 deaths have been registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) on Wednesday.
In the week 21 – 27 June, 17 deaths were registered that mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate, an increase of four deaths from the previous week.
There were two deaths in each of Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, City of Edinburgh, Clackmannanshire, East Ayrshire and Midlothian.
Dundee City, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City, Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire all recorded one death each.
The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,043, 24, or 2%, more than the five year average.
Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said: “The latest figures show that last week there were 17 deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
“The number of deaths has risen slightly in recent weeks but is still very low relative to the number of Covid-19 cases.
“Two deaths were aged under 65, five were aged 65-74 and there were ten deaths in people aged 75 or over. Four were female and thirteen were male.
“Fourteen deaths were in hospitals, three deaths were at home or in a non-institutional setting. No care home deaths were registered in week 25.”
The publication Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland is available on the NRS website.
|Date||Newly reported cases of Covid-19||Cases in Lothian||New tests||Test positivity rate (bold denotes days under 3.0% and the highest in recent weeks)||Newly reported deaths||Number of deaths according to daily measurement||Patients in ICU with confirmed Covid-19||Patients in hospital with confirmed Covid-19 (under 500 is in bold)||Total number of positive cases since beginning of pandemic||Number of first dose vaccinations administered||Number of daily vaccinations recorded for previous day with highest daily figure in bold (includes 1st and 2nd doses) Above 30,000 in bold||Number of people who have received their second dose of vaccine|
|30 June 2021||3,887||843||41,710||9.8%||3||7,716||19||235||281,222||3,799,467||28,622||2,712,237|
|29 June 2021||3,118||777||27,875||11.6%||1||7,713||20||215||277,335||3,781,887||25,928||2,701,195|
|28 June 2021||3,285||795||27,226||12.6%||0||7,712||20||202||274,217||3,765,379||30,287||2,691,775|
|27 June 2021||2,639||657||31,695||8.9%||1||7,712||17||196||3,747,510||29,939||2,679,357|
|26 June 2021||2,836||849||33,569||8.9%||3||7,711||18||197||268,293||3,730,101||39,730||2,666,827|
|25 June 2021||1,747||284||26,794||6.9%||2||7,708||16||188||265,457||3,709,801||2,647,397|
|24 June 2021||2,999||7.7%||5||17||177|
|23 June 2021||2,969||830||42,310||7.3%||5||7,701||18||170||260,711||3,682,620||31,746||2,617,450|
|22 June 2021||2,167||581||25,038||9.1%||4||7,696||18||171||257,742||3,664,571||32,917||2,602,753|
|21 June 2021||1,250||7.2%||0||7,692||14||158|
|20 June 2021||1,205||321||22,098||5.8%||0||7,692||254,325||3,630,589||35,652||2,571,637|
|19 June 2021||1,209||331||4.5%||2||7,692||253,120|
|18 June 2021||950||212||29,254||3.5%||2||7,690||12||128||251,911||3,591,638||39,649||2,535,803|
|17 June 2021||1,317||262||30,990||4.6%||4||7,688||12||140||250,961||3,571,726||42,695||2,516,066|
|16 June 2021||1,129||35,638||3.4%||1||7,684||15||133||248,515||3,551,739*||2,493,358|
|15 June 2021||974||20,761||5.0%||2||7,683||17||137||248,515||3,531,461||37,140||2,470,181|
|14 June 2021||761||210||15,781||5.2%||0||7,681||17||128||247,541||3,517,668||41,390||2,446,834|
|13 June 2021||1036*||230||22,856||5.0%||0||7,681||246,780||3,497,287||43,034||2,425,825|
|12 June 2021||1030*||297||26,650||4.1%||2||7,681||245,744||3,477,378||45,769||2,402,700|
|11 June 2021||1,104*||241||28,563||4.1%||0||7,679||13||132||244,714||3,459,063||47,911||2,375,246|
|10 June 2021||735||217||28,379||2.8%||1||7,679||14||124||243,610||3,441,217||50,272||2,345,181|
|9 June 2021||1,011||241||36,227||3.0%||1||7,678||14||121||242,875||3,422,431||50,057||2,313,695|
|8 June 2021||695||157||14,873||5.0%||0||7,677||12||121||241,864||3,403,866||48,489||2,282,203|
|7 June 2021||641||16,192||4.2%||0||12||122||3,386,321||2,251,259|
|6 June 2021||775||215||20,675||4.0%||0||7,677||240,528||3,365,779||44,883||2,227,493|
|5 June 2021||860||201||27,436||3.4%||1||7,677||239,753||3,345,842||51,814||2,202,547|
|4 June 2021||992||213||26,962||3.9%||2||7,676||8||116||238,893||3,326,005||53,145||2,170,570|
|3 June 2021||835||227||31,841||2.8%||4||7,674||8||110||237,901||3,305,812||50,992||2,137,618|
|2 June 2021||677||160||26,258||2.8%||1||7,670||10||114||237,066||3,286,261||49,917||2,106,177|
|1 June 2021||478||107||16,489||3.1%||0||7,669||10||106||236,389||3,267,290||47,130||2,075,231|
|28 May 2021||641||132||25,939||2.6%||2||7,668||6||90||234,312||3,196,051||49,965||1,971,006|
|3 May 2021||132||10,195||1.5%||0||2,824,955||1,326,599|
|1 April 2021||400||73||25,956||1.8%||8||7,610||21||215||218,432||2,493,327||42,984||399,062|
|27 March 2021||563||119||25,519||2.4%||6||7,584||26||283||216,705||2,358,807||50,875||294,714|
|25 March 2021||701||157||31,946||2.4%||10||7,572||32||310||215,599||2,285,711||50,083||263,236|
|27 February 2021||525||106||19,615||3.1%||18||7,129||74||898||201,512||1,570,153||27,224||72,178|
|4 February 2021||1,149||159||27,668||4.9%||53||6,322||127||1,812||183,418||694,347||45,085||9,031|
|7 January 2021||2,649||357||11.3%||78||100||1,467||143,715|
|31 December 2021||2,622||28,295||10.1%||68||70||1,174|
|16 December 2020||689||5.9%||38||49||1,031||18,644|