Coronavirus in Scotland: Where are the latest cases?

There have been 22,214 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Scotland and 2,499 people have died following a positive test for the virus, according to Scottish government figures.

This page is updated regularly and analyses the key figures for the coronavirus outbreak in Scotland.

Figures updated at 14:00 on 11 September 2020.

Confirmed cases of Covid-19

Over the past seven days there have been 1,166 cases detected following a test, with 175 confirmed on Friday.

This next chart shows the number of daily confirmed cases after an NHS Scotland or UK government test over the course of the outbreak, along with a seven-day rolling average.

The actual number of people infected will be far higher than the confirmed cases figure, as most people who have or had Covid-19 are not tested.

New confirmed cases of Covid-19

How many cases are there in my area?

The number of new daily cases in Scotland slowed drastically towards the end of May and into June, but has been picking up again since the end of July.

There have been localised outbreaks occurring across the country – some of them leading to lockdown restrictions being reintroduced by the Scottish government.

This chart shows a breakdown by NHS health board of the last seven days of cases per 100,000 people.

Covid-19 cases in the past week

Cases per 100,000 by NHS health board

Over the course of the outbreak, the highest number of cumulative cases has been in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, reflecting the fact it is the most populous part of Scotland.

NHS Western Isles said two apparent cases that appeared in Friday's official statistics have since been retested and found to be negative.

Confirmed cases by health board

It is also possible to measure the rate of new cases in local authorities, using Public Health Scotland data.

Use this tool to find out how the pandemic has affected your area and how it compares with the national average:

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Deaths are death registrations where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. Source: ONS, NRS and NISRA – England, Wales and Northern Ireland updated weekly. Scotland updated monthly.

Cases include positive tests of people in hospital and healthcare workers (Pillar 1) and people tested in the wider population (Pillar 2). Public health bodies may occasionally revise their case numbers. Average is a median average of rates per area in each UK nation. Source: UK public health bodies – updated weekdays.

What is the estimated R number in Scotland?

The R number, or reproduction number, is a way of rating a disease's ability to spread. It is the average number of people that one infected person will pass the virus on to.

Scientists believe an R number higher than one is problematic as it means the number of cases can, in theory, spread exponentially.

The Scottish government has been monitoring the estimated R number in Scotland since the start of the outbreak.

Tracking Scotland's R number

How has the share of positive test results changed?

The percentage of tests coming back positive has decreased since the height of the outbreak – despite more tests being carried out. This is down to the the prevalence of the virus in the community decreasing.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that one measure that can indicate whether an epidemic is under control is whether, with a comprehensive testing system, less than 5% of samples return a positive result for Covid-19 over two weeks.

The last time this was above 5% in Scotland was in May.

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