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ARCHIVED - COVID-19 Statistical Data in Scotland Edit

This publication was archived on 12 October 2023. Please see the Viral Respiratory Diseases (Including Influenza and COVID-19) in Scotland publication for the latest data.\r\n\r\nThis dataset provides information on number of new daily confirmed cases, negative cases, deaths, testing by NHS Labs (Pillar 1) and UK Government (Pillar 2), new hospital admissions, new ICU admissions, hospital and ICU bed occupancy from novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland, including cumulative totals and population rates at Scotland, NHS Board and Council Area levels (where possible). Seven day positive cases and population rates are also presented by Neighbourhood Area (Intermediate Zone 2011). Information on how PHS publish small are COVID figures is available on the\u202fPHS website. \r\n\r\nInformation on demographic characteristics (age, sex, deprivation) of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, as well as trend data regarding the wider impact of the virus on the healthcare system is provided in this publication. Data includes information on primary care out of hours consultations, respiratory calls made to NHS24, contact with COVID-19 Hubs and Assessment Centres, incidents received by Scottish Ambulance Services (SAS), as well as COVID-19 related hospital admissions and admissions to ICU (Intensive Care Unit). Further data on the wider impact of the COVID-19 response, focusing on hospital admissions, unscheduled care and volume of calls to NHS24, is available on the COVID-19 Wider Impact Dashboard.\r\n\r\nNovel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. Clinical presentation may range from mild-to-moderate illness to pneumonia or severe acute respiratory infection. COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation on 12 March 2020. We now have spread of COVID-19 within communities in the UK. \r\n\r\n \r\nPublic Health Scotland no longer reports the number of COVID-19 deaths within 28 days of a first positive test from 2nd June 2022. Please refer to\u202fNRS death certificate data\u202fas the single source for COVID-19 deaths data in Scotland. \r\n \r\nIn the process of updating the hospital admissions reporting to include reinfections, we have had to review existing methodology. In order to provide the best possible linkage of COVID-19 cases to hospital admissions, each admission record is required to have a discharge date, to allow us to better match the most appropriate COVID positive episode details to an admission. This means that in cases where the discharge date is missing (either due to the patient still being treated, delays in discharge information being submitted or data quality issues), it has to be estimated. Estimating a discharge date for historic records means that the average stay for those with missing dates is reduced, and fewer stays overlap with records of positive tests. \r\n\r\nThe result of these changes has meant that approximately 1,200 historic COVID admissions have been removed due to improvements in methodology to handle missing discharge dates, while approximately 820 have been added to the cumulative total with the inclusion of reinfections. \r\n\r\nCOVID-19 hospital admissions are now identified as the following: A patient's first positive PCR or LFD test of the episode of infection (including reinfections at 90 days or more) for COVID-19 up to 14 days prior to admission to hospital, on the day of their admission or during their stay in hospital. If a patient's first positive PCR or LFD test of the episode of infection is after their date of discharge from hospital, they are not included in the analysis. \r\n\r\nInformation on COVID-19, including stay at home advice for people who are self-isolating and their households, can be found on\u202fNHS Inform. \r\n\r\nData visualisation of Scottish COVID-19 cases is available on the\u202fPublic Health Scotland - Covid 19 Scotland dashboard. \r\n\r\nFurther information on coronavirus in Scotland is available on the\u202fScottish Government \u2013 Coronavirus in Scotland\u202fpage, where further breakdown of\u202fpast coronavirus data\u202fhas also been published. \r\n\r\n

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License UK Open Government Licence v3.0
Category Business and Economy, Council and Government, Elections / Politics, Health and Social Care, Housing and Estates, Planning and Development
Maintainer Public Health Scotland
Date Created 2020-04-22
Date Updated 2023-10-12
Original dataset link https://www.opendata.nhs.scot/dataset/covid-19-in-scotland

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