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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 1,563 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Scotland, although the actual number of cases is likely to be in the tens of thousands.There are currently 1,563 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Scotland, although the actual number of cases is likely to be in the tens of thousands.
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 14:00 on 30 March 2020.Figures updated at 14:00 on 30 March 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 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 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 the number of deaths has risen in the days since then.This chart shows how the number of deaths has risen in the days since then.
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 said on 30 March it was aiming eventually to carry out 3,000 tests for Covid-19 each day - and this final graph shows how many tests are being done by NHS Scotland. The Scottish government said on 30 March it was aiming eventually to carry out 3,000 tests for Covid-19 each day - and this final graph shows how many people are being tested by NHS Scotland.
The data is displayed in two ways: the bottom line shows the rate, measured as the number of tests per 100,000 people in Scotland. The top line shows the total number of tests carried out each day. The data is displayed in two ways: the bottom line shows the rate, measured as the number of tests per 100,000 people in Scotland. The top line shows the total number of patients 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.