Scotland
Coronavirus Tracker

Scotland Coronavirus Tracker

Last Updated: 15th September

Page is updated by 3pm daily. Follow me on Twitter for any updates!

Page is updated by 3pm daily.
Follow me on Twitter for any updates!

Cases

This chart shows the number of new cases each day in each council area by specimen date (the day the test was conducted, rather than just the day the result was reported). For example, if someone takes a test on Wednesday, and the result is reported back as positive on Friday, then that new case will be included in the figures on Friday as a 'new case reported'. However, the person actually tested positive on Wednesday. So this chart helps us to see how many people tested positive on each day more accurately!

 

On the chart, the most recent three days shown are likely to be an undercount, as tests conducted on these days won't all have their results reported back yet. Meaning the number of cases shown for these days will likely increase further in future updates.

 

 

Deaths

This chart shows the number of new deaths each day in each council area by date of death (the day the death occurred, rather than just the day the death was reported). For example, if someone passes away from the virus on Wednesday, and the death isn't reported until Friday, then that new death will be included in the figures on Friday as a 'new death reported'. However, the death actually occurred on Wednesday. So this chart helps us to see how many deaths have occurred each day more accurately.

 

On the chart, the most recent four days shown are likely to be an undercount, as deaths that occurred on these days won't all have been reported yet. Meaning the number of deaths shown for these days may increase further in future updates. Even then, sometimes deaths can take a week or more to be reported, so if an area reports a new death today then it might appear on this chart as having occurred a week or two ago.

Cases

This chart shows the number of new cases each day in each council area by specimen date (the day the test was conducted, rather than just the day the result was reported). For example, if someone takes a test on Wednesday, and the result is reported back as positive on Friday, then that new case will be included in the figures on Friday as a 'new case reported'. However, the person actually tested positive on Wednesday. So this chart helps us to see how many people tested positive on each day more accurately!

 

On the chart, the most recent three days shown are likely to be an undercount, as tests conducted on these days won't all have their results reported back yet. Meaning the number of cases shown for these days will likely increase further in future updates.

 

 

Deaths

This chart shows the number of new deaths each day in each council area by date of death (the day the death occurred, rather than just the day the death was reported). For example, if someone passes away from the virus on Wednesday, and the death isn't reported until Friday, then that new death will be included in the figures on Friday as a 'new death reported'. However, the death actually occurred on Wednesday. So this chart helps us to see how many deaths have occurred each day more accurately.

 

On the chart, the most recent four days shown are likely to be an undercount, as deaths that occurred on these days won't all have been reported yet. Meaning the number of deaths shown for these days may increase further in future updates. Even then, sometimes deaths can take a week or more to be reported, so if an area reports a new death today then it might appear on this chart as having occurred a week or two ago.

Cases
Deaths

Daily Increase by Council Area

New Cases
New Deaths

Basic

This table gives a basic overview of the covid situation in each Scottish council area. Just be aware that the figures shown here may not sum to the national total, due to missing location data for some cases and deaths. You can use the search bar to show one or more specific areas, and you can also select each header to sort the table by that column.

 

The 'This Week' figure is based on specimen date, and shows the number of new cases identified in the 7 days up to 3 days before today, and the number of new deaths which have occurred in the 7 days up to 4 days before today. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then it will show the number of cases found in the 7 days up to the 7th of August, and the number of deaths in the 7 days up to the 6th of August. 

 

The 12 week trend is also based on specimen date, with the most recent week (furthest right column) showing the latest weekly increase of cases and deaths.

 

 

Detailed

This table gives a much more detailed overview of the covid situation in each Scottish council area. There is also a row for Scotland as a whole, for reference. I'll cover each section in more detail below, but just be aware that the figures shown here may not sum to the national total, due to missing location data for some cases deaths, tests, and vaccines. You can use the search bar to show one or more specific areas (or filter by NHS region), and you can also select each header to sort the table by that column. 

 

Area Information

This section gives some random information about each council area, including their population, land size, population density, and median age. All of these factors may have affected how the pandemic played out in each area, so I thought they would be interesting to include! The source for all that data is here.

 

Cases

This section gives a detailed overview of cases, both in whole numbers and per 100k population numbers. The 'This Week' figure is based on specimen date, and shows the number of new cases identified in the 7 days up to 3 days before today. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then it will show the number of cases found in the 7 days up to the 7th of August. The 'Last Week' figure shows the number of new cases identified in the 7 days before that, and then the 'Change from Last Week' figure shows by what percentage cases have increased/decreased since last week. 

 

Deaths

This section gives a detailed overview of deaths, both in whole numbers and per 100k population numbers. The 'This Week' figure is based on date of death, and shows the number of new deaths in the 7 days up to 4 days before today. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then it will show the number of new deaths in the 7 days up to the 6th of August. The 'Last Week' figure shows the number of new deaths in the 7 days before that, and then the 'Change from Last Week' figure shows by what percentage deaths have increased/decreased since last week.

 

Tests Conducted

This section gives a detailed overview of tests, both in whole numbers and per 100k population numbers. The total and weekly positivity rates are also included. The 'This Week' figure for the council areas is based on specimen date, and shows the number of new tests conducted in the 7 days up to 3 days before today. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then it will show the number of new tests conducted in the 7 days up to the 7th of August. For Scotland as a whole, the figures are based on reporting date, showing how many new tests have been reported in the past 7 days.

 

Vaccines Doses Administered

This section gives a detailed overview of vaccinations administered, both in whole numbers and per 100 population numbers. The 'This Week' figure is based reporting date, showing how many new vaccines (both first and second doses combined) have been reported in each area over the past week. The 'Last Week' figure shows the number of new vaccines reported in the 7 days before that, and then the 'Change from Last Week' figure shows by what percentage the number of new vaccines being administered has increased/decreased since last week. Further information about what percentage of each council areas population has been vaccinated can be found further down on this page.

 

Share of Scotlands...

This section gives a little glimpse of each council areas share of Scotlands total figures. It's not too useful, but I thought it would still be interesting to include. Just bear in mind that the demographics vary quite a bit between areas, so one area might be more susceptible to high case rates, and another might have more eligible people to get vaccinated, ect. 

Basic
Detailed

Each square on this heatmap represents a single day, and the colour of the square is determined by the number of new cases found in each council area for that day, per 100k population. For example, if an area has 25 new cases per 100k population on a day, then the square for that day will fall into the 20.1 - 30 range, and will therefore be orange. 

 

The figures here are based on specimen date, and exclude the three most recent days as not all tests conducted on these days will have their results reported back yet. This means that, for example, if today is the 10th of August, then the most recent day shown will be the 7th of August. 

This chart shows the number of cases found in each council area over the past 7 days, per 100k population. It is based on specimen date, and excludes the most recent three days, as results of tests conducted on these days will not all be in yet. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then the most recent figures will be the 7 days up to the 7th of August. 

 

You can use the controls at the top of the chart to filter between viewing the past 90 days or past 30 days, and also to select up to five council areas to show. 

This table shows the number of new cases found in each intermediate zone over the past week, both in total and per 100k population. It is based on specimen date, and excludes the most recent three days, as the results of tests conducted on these days will not all be in yet. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then the 'This Week' figure will show the number of new cases in the 7 days up to the 7th of August. The 'Last Week' figure shows the number of new cases in the 7 days before that, and the 'Change from Last Week' figure shows the change in the case rate from last week to this week.

 

The 'National Rank' column is based on the number of new cases this week, per 100k population. It looks to try and give a reference point of where each zone is on a national level. The area with the most cases per 100k population will be 1st, and the area(s) with the least will be joint last. For reference, there are 1,279 Intermediate Zones. 

 

If an area has only reported 1 or 2 new cases in the past week, then this will be hidden due to confidentiality concerns. So displaying no cases this week does not necessarily mean the area is covid free. You can use the search bar to find one or more specific zones, and also to filter by council area. 

This chart shows the number of new cases, deaths, tests, and vaccines in each council area today, this week, and in total. The council areas are grouped into their NHS regions, and then a total is displayed for each NHS region too. This is simply just the sum of the council areas within, so the figures seen here may not match the figures seen for the NHS regions elsewhere. There are some occurrences of cases or deaths being assigned to an NHS region, but not to a council area due to missing location data. 

 

The 'New This Week' figures for cases/tests and deaths are based on specimen date and date of death, and show the number of new cases/tests in the 7 days up to 3 days before today, and the number of new deaths which have occurred in the 7 days up to 4 days before today. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then it will show the number of cases/tests in the 7 days up to the 7th of August, and the number of deaths in the 7 days up to the 6th of August. For vaccine doses administered, it is based on reporting date, and shows how many new vaccine doses (first and second doses combined) have been reported in the past 7 days. 

 

You can use the drop-down menu to switch between the various metrics, and also select the header of an NHS region to see the figures for each council area within in more detail. 

This map shows the number of new cases found in each intermediate zone over the past week, per 100k population. It is based on specimen date and excludes the most recent three days, as the results of tests conducted on these days will not all be in yet. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then the map will show the number of new cases in the 7 days up to the 7th of August.

 

The colours on the map are based on per capita figures, however if you zoom into the map a label will appear which shows the true number of new cases in each zone. You can also select or hover over a zone to see a pop up that contains more information about the zone.

 

If an area has only reported 1 or 2 new cases in the past week, then this will be hidden due to confidentiality concerns. So being green on the map does not necessarily mean the area is covid free.   

This table shows the number of new cases found in each council over the past week, both in total and per 100k population. It is based on specimen date and excludes the most recent three days, as the results of tests conducted on these days will not all be in yet. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then the table will show the number of new cases in the 7 days up to the 7th of August.

 

No 'total' figure for Scotland is shown as it would mess up the scale for the other council areas. But I thought having the per 100k population figure in there for Scotland would still be useful to see how each area is doing compared to the national average. 

This chart shows the number of new cases found in each council over the past week (per 100k population), and how much this has changed from the week before. The line in the middle represents a 0% change. Any areas to the left of that line have falling case rates, and any areas to the right of it have rising case rates. The higher up an area is, the more cases (per 100k population) it is having. 

 

The figures are based on specimen date, and the 'This Week' figures exclude the most recent 3 days, as the results of tests conducted on these days will not all be in yet. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then the 'This Week' figure will show the number of new cases in the 7 days up to the 7th of August. 'Last Week' will be the 7 days before that, and 'Two Weeks Ago' will be the 7 days before that. 

 

You can use the buttons at the top of the chart to filter between time ranges, and you can also deselect regions by selecting their names in the legend. Doing this may make the chart more readable for the areas you want to see. 

This chart shows the number of new cases found in each council over the past week (per 100k population), and how much this has changed from the week before. The line in the middle represents a 0% change. Any areas to the left of that line have falling case rates, and any areas to the right of it have rising case rates. The higher up an area is, the more cases (per 100k population) it is having. 

 

The figures are based on specimen date, and the 'This Week' figures exclude the most recent 3 days, as the results of tests conducted on these days will not all be in yet. For example, if today is the 10th of August, then the 'This Week' figure will show the number of new cases in the 7 days up to the 7th of August. 'Last Week' will be the 7 days before that, and 'Two Weeks Ago' will be the 7 days before that. 

 

You can use the buttons at the top of the chart to filter between time ranges, and you can also deselect regions by selecting their names in the legend. Doing this may make the chart more readable for the areas you want to see. 

Total 16+ Coverage

This table shows the total percentage of the 16+ population in each council area that have had both their first and second dose of the vaccine. 

 

Age Group Coverage

This table shows the total percentage of each age group in each council area that have had both their first and second dose of the vaccine. 

Over 16 Coverage
Age Group Coverage

This chart shows the total percentage of each age group in each council area that have had both their first and second dose of the vaccine. The higher up an area is, the more of its population have had their first dose of the vaccine. The more to the right an area is, the more of its population have had their second dose of the vaccine.

 

You can use the drop down menu at the top of the chart to see filter between total population coverage (which will be a bit lower than reality as vaccinations in 12-15 year olds aren't included in these figures), the 16+ population, and each individual age group. You can also deselect regions by selecting their names in the legend. Doing this may make the chart more readable for the areas you want to see.

This chart shows the total percentage of each age group in each council area that have had both their first and second dose of the vaccine. The higher up an area is, the more of its population have had their first dose of the vaccine. The more to the right an area is, the more of its population have had their second dose of the vaccine.

 

You can use the drop down menu at the top of the chart to see filter between total population coverage (which will be a bit lower than reality as vaccinations in 12-15 year olds aren't included in these figures), the 16+ population, and each individual age group. You can also deselect regions by selecting their names in the legend. Doing this may make the chart more readable for the areas you want to see.

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F.A.Q

Me! I’m John, a 26-year-old student and Cat lover at the University of the Highlands and Islands (Argyll College). I started tracking the Scottish Coronavirus (COVID-19) data in a spreadsheet out of interest, which eventually led to me making this 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. But still, feel free to look around if you want! (although there isn’t much on the blog, as most of my free time since the start of 2020 has been spent on this page)

If you need to contact me, you can use the contact form on this page, or email me at [email protected]. I will respond when I can, but I’m quite busy right now and get a lot of emails, so replies may take a while!

Loads! Here are some of them:

UK Coronavirus Tracker – Another page by me, keeping track of all the UK  and worldwide data (with lots of national/regional comparisons included)

Worldometers – Worldwide Data in an easy table format

WHO – Worldwide Data with an attractive design

Our World in Data – A large website with heaps of data on the pandemic across the world

NYT – Great for USA Data

Public Health Scotland – The official Scottish dashboard, with some additional figures on there 

The Courier – Another page keeping track of all the Scottish data, with some additional visualizations included (and their separate vaccination page here is especially nice!)

UK Government – The official UK dashboard, with some additional figures on there (their interactive map here is especially nice)

Covidvax.live – Worldwide vaccine tracker in real time

Covid-19 Risk – A neat website that lets you calculate the level of risk involved in attending an event in your area, based on recent case rates

Yeah! I routinely post different types of charts and comparisons on Twitter!

Also, here is a link to the spreadsheet I useFeel free to download a copy. It is a bit of a mess, but it could be useful if you were looking for some raw data. 

Here is a list of all the official pages involving Coronavirus figures for Scotland (that I know of):

ScotGov – Daily headline figures on cases, deaths, testing, hospital occupancy, and vaccinations 

PHS Dashboard – Daily figures going into the above in more detail, including local figures, demographics, and detailed vaccination figures 

NRS Weekly Report – A weekly report looking at deaths by an alternative death count. Also includes extra information, like excess deaths, location of death, more detailed ages of death. Once a month a very detailed report comes out, looking at factors such as deprivation, pre existing conditions, and so forth.

PHS Weekly Report – A weekly report looking at a whole range of things, including lateral flow tests, cases in children, contact tracing, quarantining stats, lateral flow tests, community testing, and cases by profession.

PHS Weekly Dashboard – A dashboard that is updated once a week, consisting of data included in the PHS weekly report above. 

PHS Wider Impacts Dashboard – A dashboard looking at a range of general health factors and how the pandemic has impacted them (primarily through comparisons to previous years). Such as total hospital appointments, A&E attendances, cancer diagnoses, and much more.

PHS Education Dashboard – A weekly dashboard looking at cases, testing, and hospital admissions in children and those working in the education sector. 

ScotGov Impact Dashboard – A weekly dashboard looking at covids impact throughout society. Includes stuff like public opinion polls, school attendance, crime rates, unemployment rate, and more. 

ScotGov Modelling the Pandemic – A weekly report which provides an update of the current R number, and covers other areas relating to the current prevalence of the virus in Scotland. 

UK Gov – A page looking at the UK covid wide data, but a lot of it shows each nation separately. 

ONS Weekly Infection Survey – A weekly report that looks at covid rates throughout the UK (which includes a section Scotland specifically), and estimates the total number of people who currently have the virus. 

ONS Monthly Long Covid Study – A monthly report that looks at the prevalence of Long Covid throughout the UK. 

COG-UK – A neat website that keeps track of which variants of the virus which are currently active throughout the UK.

Sorry!

One issue might be that you’re using Firefox. This browser seems to break the page for a lot of people, 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 which has issues, on a range of devices.

If things in general aren’t updating, then it might just be that the page your browser is showing you hasn’t updated to show the most recent version. This seems to be an issue for only some people, for whatever reason. But if you view the page in private/incognito mode, then the issue should go away. 

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 non Datawrapper maps are made with MapSVG!

I’d be happy to answer any other questions about it, but it is quite simple. I’m not really any good at programming/automation, and I’m new to all of this, so it is mostly just a lot of copying/pasting to get the website updated daily.  

Additional Information / Clarifications

When someone tests positive in Scotland, the case is assigned to an NHS health board region. Normally by their postcode, but if there’s no postcode available, then they are assigned to the health board in which they took the test. 

So even if there’s no postcode available for the person who tested positive, the case will still be counted at a national and health board level. As a result, the daily health board increases we get told about will exactly match the nationwide increase. 

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 case won’t be assigned to any council region. As a result, the council area totals won’t sum to match the national total, and the sum of the council areas within a health board may not match the actual health board figure. For example, we might see 15 new cases reported in the ‘Highlands’ health board, but only 13 cases reported between the ‘Highlands’ and ‘Argyll & Bute’ council areas. That would mean there are 2 extra cases within the Highlands health board, but they’ve just not been assigned to a specific council area. 

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. Again using the above example, we might see the ‘Highlands’ health board report 15 new cases in a day, and the ‘Highlands’ and ‘Argyll & Bute’ council areas report 20 new cases between them. So 5 old cases were added to the council area totals, which were already counted in the health board at a previous date. 

So if you see the council area infections not matching the nationwide totals, then this will probably be why!

Scot Gov Daily Trends Spreadsheet – The headline figure of cases, deaths, tests, test positivity, and vaccinations. This also has the current number of people in hospital / ICU in it. 

Scot Gov Modelling the Epidemic – The R number comes from here.

PHS General Data – The data files here are where I get council area case/death/test data (including intermediate zone case data), cases/death data by age, and case/death data by specimen date. 

PHS Vaccination Data – The data files here are where I get all of the detailed vaccinations data. Including figures by age group, priority group, council area, and vaccine type. 

PHS Weekly Report – This is where I get the data on hospital/ICU admissions, and also hospital admissions by age group. 

NRS Weekly Report – This is where I get the death certificate deaths for the additional death data page, and also the excess death figures (I work them out with the data provided here). The deaths by age group figures are included in the ‘related statistics’ page, and I personally get them from the “Weekly deaths by sex and age group in NHS health boards, 2020 and 2021” sheet. The deaths by intermediate zone data are also released here, but only once a month. Go to the archive page to see the previous releases of the monthly report on it.

I think that covers all of it! A lot of the figures on the page aren’t included in these sources, as I just work it out myself (stuff like the percentage change from last week). But if you need help finding anything else, just send me a message I’d be happy to help! 

I aim to update this page every day for 3pm. Although unfortunately, this isn’t always possible due to data not being released on time, or something else in my life taking priority.

But it is updated by 3pm or shortly after most days! If a delay or more than 10-15 minutes is expected, I will put out a tweet to let people know.

On public holidays, the amount of data being released can vary, so the page will only be partially updated, or potentially not updated at all. I’ll include a header banner on this page to let people know when/if that is occurring.

But in general, here are things to be aware of each day:

Monday: The individual people tested figures are updated again

Tuesday: Updated as normal

Wednesday: The weekly NRS death data page, and the hospital admission data is updated. I normally make a Twitter thread covering all the weeks data

Thursday: Updated as normal

Friday: The R number is updated

Saturday: The individual people tested figures are not updated

Sunday: The individual people tested figures are not updated

Disclaimer

The data on this page is 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 as 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 who does not value his free time.