Last Updated: 5th June
New Infections and Deaths by Day
This is the percentage of people who have died after testing positive for the virus
Confirmed + Suspected Deaths²
2020 Excess Deaths
Scotland has had about 16% more deaths in 2020 than in a normal year
June 5th at a Glance
Today brought 2,161 new people tested, which is 133 more than yesterday's figure of 2,028. From those 2,161, 1.3% were positive.
The total number of people tested through NHS labs is now up to 122,762, which covers 2.25% of the population.
In total, 5,526 new tests were conducted, which is 324 more than yesterday's figure of 5,202. This brings the total number of tests conducted through NHS labs and regional centers up to 251,319.
Today brought 29 new infections, which is a decrease from yesterday's number of 49 new infections.
In total, there are now 15,582 confirmed infections in Scotland. The total number of infections has risen by 0.2% from yesterday, and 1.7% from last week.
This means that 0.29% of the population have been infected, although the actual number is likely much, much higher.
West Lothian had 6 new infections today, which was the most in the country.
No region had a total increase in their number of infections of over 1% today!
Glasgow currently has the most infections with 2,027, but Dundee has the most infections per capita with 61.2 infections per 10k population. Although, this could just be a result of Dundee testing more than other regions.
There are currently 995 people in hospitals throughout Scotland due to confirmed or suspected Coronavirus. This is 26 less than yesterday, and 221 less than a week ago. From that 995 number, 23 are currently in ICU. This the 5 less than yesterday, and 17 less than a week ago.
In total, there were 5,207 NHS Scotland staff absent from work yesterday due to Coronavirus-related reasons. This is an increase of 259 from the day before, and this 5,207 number makes up about 3.1% of the entire NHS Scotland workforce.
Today sadly brought 14 additional deaths, bringing the total to 2,409.
The current fatality rate from confirmed infections in Scotland is 15.5%. However, the actual fatality rate will likely be much lower as there will be many unconfirmed infections.
The above deaths are deaths where the deceased was confirmed to have Coronavirus. If we also take into account deaths where it was presumed/suspected, then the total number of deaths is at least 3,958.
Percentage in Scotland who…
have been tested
roughly every 1 in 40 people
have been infected
roughly every 1 in 350 people
have lost their lives
roughly every 1 in 2,270 people
Testing by Day
Positive Tests of People Tested
Total Tests Conducted
Status of Confirmed Infections¹
Running Totals by Day¹
In Hospital by Day with Coronavirus
NHS Absences by Day Due to Coronavirus
Suspected Infections in Care Homes by Day
Deaths from All Causes in Scotland, 2015 – Present
Location of Deaths by Week
Location of Deaths
Deaths by Gender
Deaths by Age and Gender
Weekly Increases by Council Area
Data is from the 24th – 31st of May
Total Infections by Council Area
Total Deaths by Council Area²
Detailed Breakdown by Council Region
New Daily Deaths Comparisons³
Weekly Increases per Country
Days for Deaths to Double⁴
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Death Growth Rate Comparisons³
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Me! I’m John, a 25-year-old student and Cat lover at the University of the Highlands and Islands. I started tracking the Coronavirus (COVID-19) data in a spreadsheet out of interest, which eventually led to me making this web page.
Rather than buying a new domain to host it, I just added it to my ‘Travelling Tabby’ website. This is a travel blog, and has absolutely nothing to do with the Coronavirus. Still, feel free to look around!
If you’re interested in visiting Scotland, maybe check out my Scotland page! (just don’t visit anytime soon please) If you are Scottish, then you could visit one of the other destination pages to get some ideas of where to go once this all blows over. 🙂
Yeah! Here is a link to the spreadsheet I use. Feel free to download a copy!
It’s not very well laid out, and I’m normally messing around with something in it.. so if you see any random numbers just ignore them!
There’s not much ‘new’ data on there, it is just the current stuff on this page and a lot of historical data. But I’m sure some people will have a use for it 🙂
ScotGov also provide more information than I mention on my website. You can view the rest of that here.
NRS provide a weekly report on all Coronavirus deaths, and include more than I mention on my website. You can view that here.
HPS also provide a weekly report, and break down who is getting infected into more detail. You can view that here.
Also, make sure to follow me on Twitter! I routinely post different types of charts and visualizations which aren’t on this page.
Sorry! A lot of people have this issue, and I have no idea what is causing it. My only suggestion would be to try viewing the page on another browser, as it just seems to be Firefox on Mac that doesn’t work.
It’s a WordPress site, built with Elementor. That covers most of the page, but all the graphs/charts/tables are embeds from a range of different places!
These are Datawrapper, Flourish, and Everviz. The Datawrapper and Flourish charts will mention their name in the footer, and if there’s no mention, it is an Everviz chart. Oh, and the maps are made with the MapSVG plugin!
I’d be happy to answer any other questions about it, but it is quite simple. A lot of manual data entry!
Additional Information / Clarifications
The government isn’t currently telling us the number of active/recovered patients, probably because it would be a pain to bring everyone who has tested positive back in for a follow-up test. However, it is possible to make an estimate, as the majority of people will recover from the disease within 2 weeks.
I understand that this won’t be completely accurate, so please don’t quote the active / recovery numbers as fact, but they should still give us a good idea of where we currently stand!
To find the current number of active and recovered cases, I use the following methods:
Basically, scot.gov produces the numbers of confirmed deaths from Coronavirus each day. These are deaths where the deceased had tested positive for Coronavirus. These numbers are used for the total number of deaths, fatality rate, country comparisons, etc.
However, NRS put out a report, once a week, which includes all deaths where Coronavirus was confirmed or suspected/presumed. These numbers are therefore higher than the scot.gov ones. This report also breaks the deaths down in more detail, telling us the age, sex, and region of the deceased. The scot.gov numbers do not give us any additional information, just a single nationwide figure of everyone who has died after testing positive for Coronavirus.
So the charts which break deaths down by region, age, or sex, are using the NRS total number of deaths. These charts will be updated once a week on Wednesday when the new report is released.
Sorry if this causes any confusion, and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about it!
The ‘Confirmed + Suspected Deaths’ figure is using the latest NRS report total, plus any new confirmed deaths reported to us by ScotGov since then.
These let people see how Scotland is doing compared to the rest of the UK, and other countries! Just bear in mind that making direct comparisons between countries like this has a lot of issues. Different countries, even inside the UK, will do things differently.
The number of infections will directly relate to how aggressive the country is on testing – a country that carries out more tests will have more infections, also resulting in a lower fatality rate. Some countries also record deaths differently.
There’s really no perfect way to compare countries, but the growth chart and comparison table at least give us a look at how things are in a general sense!
Here is a really good article on doubling time, which also includes the formulas I used!
Basically, the infection numbers will be very inaccurate, as not everyone is being tested. The deaths, however, will be fairly accurate.
We can look at how fast the deaths are doubling to get an idea of where we are. If they’re still doubling every 3 days or less, then we’re still in the runaway stage of the pandemic, which is bad! They would need to be doubling around every 30 days or more before we could think about getting back to normal.
This is the percentage of people who have died after testing positive for the virus. It ultimately just depends on how many tests we are doing. More tests = more infections = lower fatality rate.
The real fatality rate for the virus is supposedly around 0.3%, so don’t get too freaked out by seeing numbers over 10%! It’s just caused by a lack of testing.
Also, most testing has been reserved for those who are very ill with the virus already, so these people would be more likely to pass away from it.
The data on this page is mostly obtained from official sources, and it is accurate to the best of my knowledge. However, I am only human! I sometimes make miscalculations, or typos. Don’t always take the information on this page fact and base decisions off it.
All the sources are listed above, as is the spreadsheet I make all my calculations in, so feel free to double check the data and let me know if you think something isn’t correct!
This website is not associated with the Scottish government, UK government, NHS, or any other organization. It is just run by an individual as a hobby.