Public Health Scotland publishes the latest data on Covid-19 in Scotland each day. Today’s figures are set out in the table below.

There are around 1500 more cases in Scotland than the number recorded yesterday with 496 of those in Edinburgh and Lothian.

The Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, announced at The Scottish Parliament on Tuesday that the government is not ruling out “strengthening baseline protective measures currently in place”. Mr Swinney said: “

“After the most recent peak in new cases, at around the start of September, the spread of the virus has not reduced to anything like the low levels we had seen following the lockdowns. At slightly over 2,500, the number of new cases each day is holding at a concerningly high level. The situation is precarious and unpredictable – if the previous pattern, characterised by waves of infection, is repeated, there is a risk that the spread of the virus could, very quickly, increase again during the coming weeks, perhaps over the Christmas period.

“Starting from the current high level of infection in the community – and the intense pressure the NHS is already under as a result – some scenarios for what may happen next are very concerning. We need to avoid the most dangerous of those scenarios.”

Booster vaccinations are now available to:

  • those living in residential care homes for older adults.
  • frontline health and social care workers.
  • all adults aged 50 years or over.
  • adults aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health. … 
  • adult carers (aged 16 or over)
  • household contacts (aged 16 or over) of immunosuppressed individuals.

You will only be invited for the booster dose six months after the second dose. And you will receive the flu vaccine at the same time as the booster. You should expect a vaccination letter in the post. According to NHS Inform appointments will become available at the end of October at local community clinics. You will also be able to book an appointment on the online portal soon.

If you wish to see the figures up to 31 August and 30 September 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.

Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 44: 01 – 07 November 2021

As at 7 November 2021, 11,818 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 1 to 7 November, 140 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, an increase of five deaths from the previous week. 

25 deaths were aged under 65, 43 were aged 65-74, and there were 72 deaths in people aged 75 or over. 78 deaths were male and 62 were female.

Glasgow City (23 deaths), East Ayrshire (14 deaths) and North Lanarkshire (11 deaths) had the highest numbers of deaths at council level. In total, 25 (out of 32) council areas had at least one death last week.

116 deaths were in hospitals, 10 were in care homes, and 14 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 140 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is five more deaths than the previous week.”

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,288, which is 209, or 19%, more than the five year average.” 

DATEDAILY CASESLOTHIANNEW TESTSTEST POSITIVITY RATEDEATHS REPORTED TODAYDEATH STATISTICS ACCORDING TO DAILY MEASUREMENTICUHOSPITALPOSITIVE CASES DURING PANDEMICFIRST DOSES OF VACCINE IN LAST DAY SECOND DOSES OF VACCINE IN LAST DAY TOTAL BOOSTER VACCINE DOSESTOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE – FIRST DOSESTOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE – TWO DOSES
10 November 2021 3,85249644,4349.1%199,33261778670,7298671,4781,050,5994,325,3073,920,006
9 November 2021 2,23335519,45912.0%209,31357753666,8808911,3181,017,3594,324,4403,918,528
8 November 2021
7 November 2021 2,90827,54011.1%29,29357793662,64480771997,9454,321,3823,914,425
6 November 2021
5 November 2021
4 November 2021
3 NOVEMBER 20213,495*47749,462*7.5%*209,20963935651,1691,4001,570755,4764,321,7703,911,823
2 NOVEMBER 2021
1 NOVEMBER 2021