Viral Respiratory Diseases (Including Influenza and COVID-19) Data in Scotland
Data and Resources
Cumulative Tests and Cases by Health BoardCSV
Cumulative counts and rates of COVID-19 tests and cases at Health Board...
Cumulative Tests and Cases by Council AreaCSV
Cumulative counts and rate of COVID-19 tests and cases at Council Area (Local...
Cumulative Cases by Age and SexCSV
Cumulative counts and rate of COVID-19 cases, broken down by age group and...
Weekly Tests and Cases by Health BoardCSV
Weekly counts of all COVID-19 tests, positive tests and COVID-19 cases at...
Weekly Tests and Cases by Council AreaCSV
Weekly counts of all COVID-19 tests, positive tests and cases at Council Area...
Weekly Cases by Age and SexCSV
Weekly and cumulative counts and rates for COVID-19 cases, by age group and...
Weekly Cases by SIMDCSV
Weekly count and rate COVID-19 cases, by deprivation quintile (Scottish Index...
Weekly Admissions by AgeCSV
Weekly number of acute COVID-19 hospital admissions across Scotland by age...
Weekly Number of AdmissionsCSV
Weekly number of acute COVID-19 hospital admissions across Scotland by NHS...
Monthly counts of acute COVID-19 hospital admissions by ethnicity of patient....
Care Home Time SeriesCSV
Weekly number of COVID-19 Care Home cases for residents and staff.
Weekly number of laboratory-confirmed cases by pathogen and flu type in...
Respiratory by Health BoardCSV
Weekly rate per 100,000 by pathogen, flu type and Health Board.
Respiratory by Age GroupCSV
Weekly rate per 100,000 by pathogen, flu type and age group.
Respiratory by Age Group and SexCSV
Weekly rate per 100,000 by pathogen, flu type, age group and sex.
Respiratory by SexCSV
Weekly rate per 100,000 by pathogen, flu type and sex.
Respiratory Weekly Hospital AdmissionsCSV
Weekly number Influenza and RSV acute hospital admissions by NHS Health Board...
|Electronic Communication of Surveillance in Scotland (ECOSS)
|Public Health Scotland
|Public Health Scotland
|February 15, 2024, 09:31 (GMT)
|November 23, 2023, 08:48 (GMT)
|Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB
|Acute Respiratory Infection, Influenza, COVID-19
|Time frame of data and timeliness
|Case numbers and rates, for the latest complete ISO week, are published weekly on a Thursday.
|All tests processed by NHS laboratories in Scotland are reported to Public Health Scotland (PHS). Testing is carried out throughout the year.
|Due to a lag in data received from labs, case numbers and rates for the latest week are provisional and may be subject to change in the next publication of data.
|All data is subject to validation and quality assurance processes. Case numbers may change retrospectively to include new data or updated information on previously reported data. Cases that have not appeared in a publication due to a lag in submition from labs are retrospectively added to their respective week in subsequent publications. A small number of cases may not be included in the latest publication of data if they are undergoing additional validation steps.
|Concepts and definitions
|Number of new laboratory positive test results expressed as a rate per 100,000 Scottish population (mid-year estimates). Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. There are two main types of influenza virus: Types A and B. The influenza A and B viruses that routinely spread in people (human influenza viruses) are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year. Current subtypes of influenza A viruses routinely found in people are influenza A(H1N1) and influenza A(H3N2) viruses. Currently circulating influenza B viruses belong to one of two lineages: B/Yamagata and B/Victoria.
|The PHS Statistical Disclosure Protocol is followed.
|These data are not subject to planned major revisions. However, the Clinical and Protecting Health Directorate of PHS aims to continually improve the interpretation of the data and therefore analysis methods are regularly reviewed and may be updated in the future.
|Official statistics designation
|Relevance and key uses of the statistics
|The data are used to gauge the start, peak and duration of the influenza season and describe the current impact and the severity of the influenza season in Scotland each winter. Such information allows comparison with prior influenza seasons and with current activity across the UK, Europe and globally.