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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 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. This page summarises all the key data relating to the coronavirus outbreak in Scotland and is updated regularly.
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. It uses figures from Health Protection Scotland which are released daily by the Scottish government on its website and during its daily briefing.
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. All figures are correct as of 14:00 on 23 April 2020.
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. How many deaths have there been?
Figures correct as of 14:00 on 22 April 2020. The Health Protection Scotland (HPS) figures show that 1,120 patients in Scotland have died after a positive test for Covid-19, although the actual number of deaths is known to be far higher.
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. Weekly data published by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) shows that up to 19 April there were 1,616 deaths registered in Scotland where the virus was mentioned on the death certificate.
Most people who are infected with Covid-19 will not be tested, so the actual number of cases will be much higher. The NRS stats are higher than the daily figures because they include all cases where 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 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.
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 HPS 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. How many cases are there in my area?
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.
How many people are in intensive care?
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.
What's the total number of confirmed cases?
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 actual number of cases in Scotland will be far higher, as most people who are infected with the virus are not tested.
How many people are being tested?
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 graph shows how many people are being tested each day by NHS Scotland. It is 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.
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.