Last Updated: 15th July
New Infections and Deaths by Day
New Infections by NHS Region
July 15th at a Glance
Today, 3,073 new people were tested, which is an increase from yesterdays figure of 2,161. From those 3,073, 0.2% were positive.
The total number of people tested in Scotland is now up to 308,046, which covers 5.64% of the population.
In total, 6,838 new tests were conducted, which an increase from yesterdays figure of 4,908. This brings the total number of tests conducted up to 529,597.
Today brought 5 new infections, which is an increase from yesterdays figure of 3 new infections.
In total, there are now 18,373 confirmed infections in Scotland. This means that at least 0.34% of the population have been infected, although the actual number is likely to be much higher.
From the 5 new infections today: 1 was in Ayrshire & Arran (East Ayrshire), 3 were in Glasgow and Clyde (2 Renfrewshire, 1 West Dunbartonshire), and 1 was in Lanarkshire (North Lanarkshire).
There are currently 329 people in hospitals throughout Scotland who have tested positive for the virus. This is 2 more than yesterday, but 29 fewer than a week ago. From that 329 number, 2 are currently in ICU. This is the same as yesterday, but 1 fewer than a week ago.
There's also another 282 people in hospital who are suspected of having the virus, with 4 of them in ICU.
In total, 3,934 NHS Scotland staff, which is the equivalent to 2.4% of the entire workforce, were absent from work yesterday due to Coronavirus-related reasons. This is an increase of 156 from the day before.
Today thankfully brought no new deaths, for the seventh day in a row.
The total number of confirmed deaths from the virus is currently at 2,490. If we also take into account deaths where no positive test was conducted, but it was still presumed/suspected that the virus was a cause of death, then the total is at least 4,187.
Percentage in Scotland who…
have been tested
roughly every 1 in 18 people
have been infected
roughly every 1 in 300 people
have lost their lives
roughly every 1 in 2,190 people
Alternative Death Counts
This is the number of people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus. We can think of this as the absolute minimum number of people who have died from the virus. This figure comes from ScotGov, and is updated daily.
This is the number of people who have died with COVID-19 being mentioned on their death certificate as a confirmed or suspected cause of death, even if no test was conducted. This figure comes from NRS, and is updated each Wednesday.
This is how many more deaths we've seen in 2020 (since March 16th, the week of the first coronavirus death in Scotland), from all causes, than we would normally see in a typical year. This figure is updated once a week on Wednesday.
This is the percentage of people who have died after testing positive for the virus.
The real fatality rate will likely be much, much lower, probably under 1%, as not everyone who catches the virus gets tested for it.
Testing by Day
Positive Tests of People Tested
Total Tests Conducted
Scottish ‘R’ Number
The ‘R’ number is sort of like a multiplier for how fast the infection is spreading. If it is at 4, then each person who gets infected will infect 4 other people, which is obviously very bad!
We want the ‘R’ number to be below 1, as this means it is slowing down and the infection is going away. It’s hard to calculate the exact number, so the best we get is an estimated range.
Contact Tracing Running Totals by Week
Running Totals by Day
Status of Confirmed Infections
In Hospital by Day with Coronavirus
New Hospital and ICU Admissions by Day
Suspected Infections in Care Homes by Day
NHS Absences by Day Due to Coronavirus
Excess Deaths by Week
Deaths from All Causes in Scotland, 2015 – Present
Location of Deaths by Week
Location of Deaths
Deaths by Gender
Deaths by Age and Gender
Detailed Breakdown by Region
New Daily Deaths Comparisons³
Weekly Increases per Country
UK Increases, Per 1m Population
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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! I routinely post different types of charts and comparisons on Twitter!
Also, 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, which shows more information about who is being infected, who is being hospitalized, ect! You can view that here.
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. If you can, try to refresh your cache and see if it works better after that!
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 4 weeks.
I understand that this won’t be completely accurate, so please don’t quote the recovery numbers as fact, but they should still give us a good idea of where we currently stand!
To find the current number of 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!
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!
Some notes on specific countries:
Also, different countries tend to go backwards and backdate new infections/deaths to different dates. It would be too much work for me to constantly do this, so historical data for other countries may not always match the official numbers. The current total will always be correct though, and Scotlands historical data will be kept up to date, always!
So, here is how I understand it: When someone tests positive in Scotland, the case is assigned to an NHS region. Normally by their postcode, but if there’s no postcode available, then they are assigned to the NHS region in which they look the test.
So, the daily NHS region increases we get told will exactly match the nationwide increase we’re told, and the NHS region totals will sum to the nationwide total.
The case will also be assigned to the relevant council area, again going off their postcode. However, if there’s no postcode available, then this infection won’t be assigned to any council region. From what I can tell, there are about 200 cases like this.
As a result, the council region totals won’t sum to match the nationwide total. And sometimes new infections won’t show up in the council areas which the actually appeared in.
To make things more confusing, I think postcodes can be assigned at a later date, which results in the council area having an ‘increase’, which actually happened weeks ago. The council regions also have quite a lot of negative figures, which I still don’t quite understand.
Regardless, the NHS region figures will be the most accurate, so they’re the best way to see where the new infections are occurring. The council region figures will normally match these, but if not, then go with what the NHS region increase says, as that will be the correct figure!
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.