Daily COVID-19 Cases in Scotland

This dataset provides information on number of new daily confirmed cases, negative cases and deaths from novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland, including cumulative totals and population rates at Scotland, NHS Board and Council Area levels. Please note that from 18 June, the data released includes testing results from the UK Government’s Regional Testing Centres, as well as data from NHS Laboratories, including historic test results.

Novel 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.

Information on COVID-19, including stay at home advice for people who are self-isolating and their households, can be found on NHS Inform.

Data visualisation of Scottish COVID-19 cases is available on the Public Health Scotland - Covid 19 Scotland dashboard).

Further information on coronavirus in Scotland is available on the Scottish Government – Coronavirus in Scotland page, where further breakdown of coronavirus data is also published daily.

Please note the Scotland COVID-19 dashboard this data corresponds to has moved to a new platform on Wednesday 29nd July, with additional data made available. From this date onwards, the “Cases By Health Board” and “Cases By Council Area” resources feature additional data columns, and the dataset includes additional resources featuring time trend data.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Source Case data reported by Health Protection Scotland (HPS) from a laboratory confirmed report , deaths from NRS records where a person has died within 28 days of a laboratory confirmed report of COVID-19.
Author PHS Open Data Team
Last Updated September 18, 2020, 14:05 (BST)
Created April 22, 2020, 13:47 (BST)
Contact Address Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB
Subject Coronavirus
Frequency Daily
Time frame of data and timeliness Case count is number of cases reported to HPS as of 08:00 (GMT), published at 14:00 (GMT) daily.
Coverage All cases in Scotland reported to Health Protection Scotland, including UK Government testing sites data.
Completeness Case data is based on cases reported to Health Protection Scotland by diagnostic laboratories, deaths are based on the number of individuals who die within 28 days of a laboratory confirmed report of COVID-19 and are registered with National Records for Scotland.
Accuracy There may be some minor fluctuations in the daily number of cases due to laboratory reporting delays and additional information becoming available, in which case the data is revised in a future next update.
Continuity of data Data collection changed from lab reported line listings to an ECOSS feed on 21st March. From 18 June, the data released includes testing results from the UK Government’s Regional Testing Centres, as well as data from NHS Laboratories, including historic test results. Introducing the UK Government sites data has accounted for approximately 2.500 positive cases since the start of March. No dates were available in the UK Government Testing site data from 15-25 April. These samples have been assigned a specimen date in the midpoint of this date range (20 April), which causes an artificial spike in the daily trend data. Local Authority is derived from an individual’s postcode on the CHI (Community Health Index) database and testing data are reported using the latest postcode information. Therefore, if an individual changes postcode on CHI they may change Local Authority area. The CHI database is updated monthly. This may affect trend comparisons for the numbers of cases tested by Local Authority.
Concepts and definitions Novel 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. Case data is based on cases reported to HPS by diagnostic laboratories as of 08:00 (GMT). The data are based on a live data feed system which is subject to daily change. Therefore, the figures may differ from snapshot data that have been made public. There may be some minor fluctuations in the daily number of cases due to laboratory reporting delays and additional information becoming available. The number of deaths is defined as the total number of individuals who die within 28 days of a laboratory confirmed report of COVID-19 and are registered with National Records for Scotland.
Disclosure No disclosure applied
Revision statement There may be some minor fluctuations in the daily number of cases due to laboratory reporting delays and additional information becoming available, in which case the data is revised in a future next update.
Format csv
Language English
Links

Public Health Scotland - Covid 19 Scotland dashboard

NHS Inform - Coronavirus

Scottish Government – Coronavirus in Scotland

Scottish Government – Coronavirus: daily data for Scotland

Public Health England COVID-19 Dashboard

Public Health Wales COVID-19 Dashboard

Northern Ireland COVID-19 Statistics Portal

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