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Coronavirus in Scotland: Key figures and trends Coronavirus in Scotland: Key figures and trends
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This page summarises all the key data relating to the coronavirus outbreak in Scotland and is updated regularly.This page summarises all the key data relating to the coronavirus outbreak in Scotland and is updated regularly.
It uses figures from Public Health Scotland (PHS) which are released daily by the Scottish government on its website and during its daily briefing.It uses figures from Public Health Scotland (PHS) which are released daily by the Scottish government on its website and during its daily briefing.
Figures updated at 14:00 on 4 May 2020. Figures updated at 12:45 on 5 May 2020.
How many deaths have there been?How many deaths have there been?
The figures show that 1,576 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 figures show that 1,620 patients in Scotland have died after a positive test for Covid-19, although the actual number of deaths is known to be far higher.
Weekly data published by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) shows that up until 26 April there were 2,272 deaths registered in Scotland where the virus was mentioned on the death certificate.Weekly data published by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) shows that up until 26 April there were 2,272 deaths registered in Scotland where the virus was mentioned on the death certificate.
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 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 first coronavirus death in Scotland was reported by NHS Lothian on 13 March.
The way PHS collects figures on coronavirus deaths means there appear to be big drops in the number of deaths over the weekend and on a Monday. However, this reflects a delay in the recording of the data rather than an actual drop in deaths.The way PHS collects figures on coronavirus deaths means there appear to be big drops in the number of deaths over the weekend and on a Monday. However, this reflects a delay in the recording of the data rather than an actual drop in deaths.
To make the data easier to interpret, this chart uses a rolling average of the previous seven days since Scotland's 10th death was reported on 22 March.To make the data easier to interpret, this chart uses a rolling average of the previous seven days since Scotland's 10th death was reported on 22 March.
How many cases are there in my area?How many cases are there in my area?
The Scottish government gives 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 gives 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 cases are in care homes?How many cases are in care homes?
The over-75s are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 and more than half of all deaths from the virus in Scotland are now in care homes.The over-75s are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 and more than half of all deaths from the virus in Scotland are now in care homes.
This chart shows how many new coronavirus cases have been reported each day in Scottish care homes since 17 April.This chart shows how many new coronavirus cases have been reported each day in Scottish care homes since 17 April.
Again, the figure is displayed as a rolling average of the previous seven days to make the data easier to interpret.Again, the figure is displayed as a rolling average of the previous seven days to make the data easier to interpret.
How many people are in intensive care?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.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 blue.This graph shows the total number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals across Scotland, with those in intensive care marked in blue.
This second chart illustrates how the number of patients in intensive care appears to have peaked on 12 April and has been declining since then.This second chart illustrates how the number of patients in intensive care appears to have peaked on 12 April and has been declining since then.
What's the total number of confirmed cases?What's the total number of confirmed cases?
The first coronavirus case in Scotland was detected on 1 March by NHS Tayside and there are now 12,226 confirmed cases. The first coronavirus case in Scotland was detected on 1 March by NHS Tayside and there are now 12,266 confirmed cases.
The actual number of cases will be far higher, as most people who are infected with the virus are not tested.The actual number of cases will be far higher, as most people who are infected with the virus are not tested.
This chart shows how many people are being tested each day by NHS Scotland, divided into positive and negative results.This chart shows how many people are being tested each day by NHS Scotland, divided into positive and negative results.
It is important to note that the number of people tested will generally be less than the total number of tests on any day, as some patients are tested more than once.It is important to note that the number of people tested will generally be less than the total number of tests on any day, as some patients are tested more than once.
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.