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Coronavirus in Scotland: How many cases are there? Coronavirus in Scotland: How many cases are there?
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There are currently 3,961 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Scotland, although the actual number of cases is likely to be more than 300,000.There are currently 3,961 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Scotland, although the actual number of cases is likely to be more than 300,000.
This page is updated regularly and shows how the number of confirmed cases has grown in Scotland, as well as a breakdown of where those cases are.This page is updated regularly and shows how the number of confirmed cases has grown in Scotland, as well as a breakdown of where those cases are.
Figures updated at 12:45 on 6 April 2020. Figures updated at 14:00 on 6 April 2020.
The first coronavirus case in Scotland was detected on 1 March by NHS Tayside and the number of patients testing positive for Covid-19 has risen steadily since then.The first coronavirus case in Scotland was detected on 1 March by NHS Tayside and the number of patients testing positive for Covid-19 has risen steadily since then.
However, Scotland's former chief medical officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood, has estimated that the actual number of cases could be 50 times higher than the official figure.However, Scotland's former chief medical officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood, has estimated that the actual number of cases could be 50 times higher than the official figure.
The first coronavirus death in Scotland was reported by NHS Lothian on 13 March. The patient was elderly and had underlying health issues.The first coronavirus death in Scotland was reported by NHS Lothian on 13 March. The patient was elderly and had underlying health issues.
This chart shows how deaths have risen since then, measured against the number of days since 13 March.This chart shows how deaths have risen since then, measured against the number of days since 13 March.
The Scottish government provides a breakdown of cases by health board. All patients who have tested positive for Covid-19 and are being treated in hospital will be included in these figures.The Scottish government provides a breakdown of cases by health board. All patients who have tested positive for Covid-19 and are being treated in hospital will be included in these figures.
The highest number of cases is in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, reflecting the fact it is the most populous part of Scotland.The highest number of cases is in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, reflecting the fact it is the most populous part of Scotland.
The Scottish government has committed to carrying out 3,500 tests a day for Covid-19 by the end of April.The Scottish government has committed to carrying out 3,500 tests a day for Covid-19 by the end of April.
This final graph shows how many people are being tested each day by NHS Scotland. It's important to note that the number of people tested will generally be less than the total number of tests, as some patients are tested more than once.This final graph shows how many people are being tested each day by NHS Scotland. It's important to note that the number of people tested will generally be less than the total number of tests, as some patients are tested more than once.
The data is displayed in two ways: the bottom line shows the rate, measured as the number of patients tested per 100,000 people in Scotland. The top line shows the total number of people tested each day.The data is displayed in two ways: the bottom line shows the rate, measured as the number of patients tested per 100,000 people in Scotland. The top line shows the total number of people tested each day.
Source for all graphs and figures: Scottish government's coronavirus in Scotland and its daily briefing.Source for all graphs and figures: Scottish government's coronavirus in Scotland and its daily briefing.