Public Health Scotland publishes the latest data on Covid-19 in Scotland each day. The figures are reproduced in our table below.

These continue to show a downward trend since the highs of August and the numbers of those who have just received their first dose of the vaccine are starting to rise again, perhaps showing the take up by the young people in the 12 to 15 years old age group who have just become eligible.

From last Monday 12 to 15-year-olds are able to obtain the first dose of vaccine at drop in clinics across Scotland.

Letters have now been sent out to all eligible young people, but it is open to all people over the age of 12 to attend a drop in clinic to obtain the free vaccination. There are mass vaccination sites at Gorebridge Vaccination Centre, Pyramids Business Park, and Lowland Hall at Ingliston. Full details of how to get there are on the NHS Lothian website.

If you wish to see the figures up to 31 August for each day (with some highs and lows from the past few months) then please read below and also read this article here.

Scotland has now moved beyond Level 0 but the legal requirement for wearing masks in indoor settings is to be retained largely as it has been.

Any figures marked with * are affected by IT or other reporting issues.

30 September 2021
29 September 2021 2,99742042,3617.6%288,579711,020563,3261,8272,4934,186,7433,835,013
28 September 2021 2,37036023,90110.6%168,551731,027560,334n/an/a4,184,5743,832,498
27 September 2021 2,06934023,5539.5%1 8,535761,023557,9704,7852,7714,181,6173,829,881
26 September 2021 2,55638030,6528.9%28,534781,004555,9014,2593,0364,153,7543,827,054
25 September 2021 3,26118
24 September 20213,66756646,2178.5%508,514791,011550,0902,2221,7544,168,2783,820,182
23 September 2021 4,0248%378,464861,057546,4264,166,0563,818,428
22 September 2021 3,59845449,5977.8%318,427821,076542,4112,4002,3604,163,2353,815,907
21 September 2021 2,870*38926,59311.7%188,396941,107538,8193,2222,7724,160,8353,813,547
20 September 2021 2,917*39328,09810.8%08,378971,088535,9552,565 3,7954,157,6133,810,775
19 September 2021 3,833*9.1%28,3781001,0744,155,0483,806,980
18 September 2021 6,116 93073,3589.0%278,376991,052529,2071,5783,2454,151,7353,802,183
17 September 20215,52982960,0779.9%308,349871,037523,0951,4233,0414,150,1573,798,938
16 September 2021 n/an/an/an/a268,319 941,054n/an/an/an/an/a
15 September 2021 4,91776857,3839.2%308,293901,079517,2161,9433,0464,148,4763,791,597
14 September 20213,37554131,83711.4%218,263891,064512,3122,1213,3374,144,9043,788,551
13 September 2021 4,241*70740,749*11.3%*08,242901,048508,8822,1677,7534,142,7833,785,214
12 September 20215,9121,12955,64611.5%08,242881,019504,6502,9068,1414,140,6163,777,461
11 September 2021 4,29850642,52910.9%108,24283985498,7452,3816,9534,137,7103,769,320
10 September 2021 6,8151,00265,18311.1%228,23282977494,4571,7235,0304,135,3293,762,367
9 September 2021 6,8361,13367,70110.8%128,21087928487,6542,7657,5704,133,6063,757,337
8 September 2021 5,81083757,12810.8%178,19882883480,8242,3496,7314,130,8413,749,767
7 September 2021 5,69246,14613.2%168,181778052,7356,0644,128,9983,742,826
6 September 2021 7,0651,17052,19314.5%08,16571771469,3414,3019,9934,126,2633,736,762
5 September 2021 6,36848,03314.2%3,726,769
4 September 2021 6,15251,03112.9%11586704,117,1473,717,587
3 September 2021
2 September 202117
1 September 20216,17098757,27911.5%98,12759629436,6882,39610,3054,108,8043,691,066
DateDaily casesLothianNew testsTest positivity rateDeaths reported todayDeath statistics according to daily measurementICUHospitalPositive cases during pandemicFirst doses of vaccine in last daySecond doses of vaccine in last dayNumber of people who have had first doseNumber of people who have had second dose
31 August 2021 6,02994743,51214.9%78,11854585430,5252,72112,7204,106,4083,680,761
30 August 2021 3,89362829,28114.1%08,11151551424,5082,37612,7544,103,6873,668,041
29 August 2021 7,1131,11055,54313.5%08,11152507420,6223,23314,4224,101,3113,655,287
28 August 2021 5,85886643,45014.2%88,11149494413,5152,61511,3834,098,0783,640,865
27 August 2021 6,8351,21750,49314.2%48,10347479407,600 results delayed results delayed4,095,4633,629,482
26 August 2021 4,92565345,01711.5%148,09947426400,8423,40114,2584,092,2953,617,687
25 August 2021 5,02189547,99111.0%58,08544391395,9183,34216,2844,088,8943,603,429
24 August 2021 4,32372131,08114.5%108,08043364390,9082,85415,1034,085,5523,587,145
23 August 20213,18927,29612.4%08,07041356386,5913,20215,0954,082,6983,572,042
22 August 2021 3,19031,45710.8%08,07034338383,4033,94115,2394,079,4963,556,947
21 August 2021
20 August 20213,61336,29510.6%98,06734312376,7532,73114,0814,071,5373,526,754
19 August 2021
18 August 2021 2,53835,9997.5%108,05139324369,7794,28316,0694,065,9703,498,257
17 August 20211,81518,31610.6%98,04140338367,2413,20514,3714,061,6873,482,188
16 August 2021 1,56726617,3549.6%08,03239337365,4273,64017,9164,058,4823,467,817
15 August 2021 1,49826122,2267.4%08,03240331363,8604,83118,8394,054,8423,449,901
14 August 2021
13 August 2021 1,54224625,5816.6%88,02941353360,9835,72418,1514,044,9503,412,051
12 August 2021
11 August 2021 1,49825532,7355.0%108,01342356357,9174,94117,7214,034,4203,375,524
10 August 20211,03219014,3177.8%118,00340352356,4192,65215,7474,029,4793,357,803
9 August 202185117514,0496.7%07,99242356 355,3881,97518,5904,026,8273,342,056
8 August 20211,24040360
7 August 20211,38624,0256.3%9413594.022,9143,305,325
6 August 2021 1,250
5 August 20211,38129030,7884.9%117,97655381350,6672,18519,3534,018,5033,268,887
4 August 2021127120629,2574.7%137,96558383349,2862,11418,2914,016,3263,249,622
3 August 20211,01619613,7048.1%97,95261406348,0184,014,2123,231,331
2 August 202179916613,8076.5%17,94360407347,005 4,012,4963,214,801
1 August 20211,03416421,0465.4%37,94262 422346,2064,011,0603,197,899

Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 38 – 20 to 26 September

As at 26 September, 10,991 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

In the week 20 – 26 September, 165 deaths were registered that mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate, 30 more than last week.

28 deaths were of people aged under 65, 28 were aged 65-74 and there were 109 deaths in people aged 75 or over. 76 deaths were male, 89 were female.

Glasgow City (23 deaths), South Lanarkshire (14 deaths) and Renfrewshire (11 deaths) had the highest numbers of deaths at council level. In total, 27 out of 32  council areas had at least one death last week.

124 deaths occurred in hospitals, 21 were in care homes and 20 were at home or in a non-institutional setting.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:“The latest figures show that last week there were 165 deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 30 more deaths than last week, and represents the highest weekly total we have seen since late February.”

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,212, which is 205, or 20%, more than the five year average.” 

Beyond Level 0

The legal requirement for physical distancing and limits on gatherings has been removed from Monday 9 August when all venues across Scotland are able to re-open.

Some protective measures will stay in place such as the use of face coverings indoors and the collection of contact details as part of Test and Protect. Capacity limits of 2000 people indoors and 5000 people outdoors will also remain in place although some exceptions may be possible on a case by case basis. These will be reviewed on a three weekly basis to ensure they remain proportionate.

Adults identified as close contacts of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 will also no longer be automatically required to self-isolate for 10 days from 9 August. Anyone who is double-vaccinated with at least two weeks passed since their second dose and who has no symptoms will be able to end self-isolation if they return a negative PCR test. The same conditions will also apply to anyone aged between five and 17 years old, even if they have not been vaccinated. The requirement to take a PCR test will not apply to children under the age of five.

Test and Protect will also implement revised guidance for under 18s. This means that the blanket isolation of whole classes in schools will no longer happen and a targeted approach, that only identifies children and young people who are higher risk close contacts, will be adopted. Fewer young people will have to self-isolate, and most will be asked to self-isolate for a much shorter period of time. To allow time to monitor the impacts of these changes, the majority of the mitigations that were in place in schools in the previous term will be retained for up to six weeks. This will help support a safe and sustainable return to education after the summer break.

While the gateway condition on vaccination has been met, with 92% of those over the age of 40 protected by two doses of the vaccine, there are still many more people who have not had the vaccine, cannot have it, or are not yet eligible for it. Invitations for vaccines are now going out to 12 to 17 year olds with specific health conditions that make them more vulnerable to Covid. This follows the recent advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation. The government expects to have offered first doses to this group by the end of August.

The JCVI has now recommended vaccination to young people aged 16 and 17.