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Coronavirus in Scotland: A daily breakdown on cases Coronavirus in Scotland: A daily breakdown on cases
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The latest daily figures show that 985 patients have died in Scotland after a positive test for Covid-19. However, the actual number of deaths is known to be far higher. The latest daily figures show that 1,062 patients have died in Scotland after a positive test for Covid-19. However, the actual number of deaths is known to be far higher.
Weekly data from National Records of Scotland (NRS) shows that by Sunday 12 April there had been 962 deaths registered in Scotland where the virus was mentioned on the death certificate. A quarter of these deaths were in care homes. Weekly data from National Records of Scotland (NRS) shows that by Sunday 19 April there had been 1,616 deaths registered in Scotland where the virus was mentioned on the death certificate. A third of these deaths were in care homes.
The NRS stats are higher than the daily figures because they include all cases where Covid-19 is mentioned on a death certificate, even if the patient was not in hospital and had not been tested - and even if the virus was just one of a number of factors.The NRS stats are higher than the daily figures because they include all cases where Covid-19 is mentioned on a death certificate, even if the patient was not in hospital and had not been tested - and even if the virus was just one of a number of factors.
This page uses Health Protection Scotland (HPS) data, which is updated daily, and only includes those who had tested positive in the 28 days before their death.This page uses Health Protection Scotland (HPS) data, which is updated daily, and only includes those who had tested positive in the 28 days before their death.
Figures correct as of 12:35 on 21 April 2020. Figures correct as of 14:00 on 22 April 2020.
The first coronavirus case in Scotland was detected on 1 March by NHS Tayside and the number of people 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 people testing positive for Covid-19 has risen steadily since then.
Most people who are infected with Covid-19 will not be tested, so the actual number of cases will be much higher.Most people who are infected with Covid-19 will not be tested, so the actual number of cases will be much higher.
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. It compares the daily figures provided by Health Protection Scotland with the weekly National Records of Scotland data.This chart shows how deaths have risen since then, measured against the number of days since 13 March. It compares the daily figures provided by Health Protection Scotland with the weekly National Records of Scotland data.
This next graph uses Health Protection Scotland figures to compare Scotland's death rate with other countries in the UK and around the world.This next graph uses Health Protection Scotland figures to compare Scotland's death rate with other countries in the UK and around the world.
The coronavirus outbreak is creating a huge load on Scotland's hospitals and its intensive care unit capacity.The coronavirus outbreak is creating a huge load on Scotland's hospitals and its intensive care unit capacity.
This graph shows the total number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals across Scotland, with those in intensive care marked in red.This graph shows the total number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals across Scotland, with those in intensive care marked in red.
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.