In the latest week ending 2 October 2022 the figures on the Public Health Scotland website are as follows:
- on average 744 patients in hospital with COVID-19, a 12% increase from the previous week ending 25 September 2022 (664)
- 19 new admissions to intensive care units (ICUs) with a laboratory-confirmed test of COVID-19, a decrease of 8 from the previous week (25 September 2022)
- of the 414,819 people vaccinated for COVID-19 as part of the Winter 2022 vaccination programme, 93.9% were vaccinated for Flu at the same vaccination appointment
In the week ending 25 September 2022, there were 33 deaths involving COVID-19 (8 fewer than the previous week). (Source: National Records of Scotland)
In Scotland, in the week ending 20 September 2022, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 117,100 (95% credible interval: 93,600 to 143,500), equating to 2.22% of the population, or around 1 in 45 people. (Source: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK – Office for National Statistics)
Testing for coronavirus’ ribonucleic acid (RNA) in local waste water samples in Scotland continues to show high positive levels.
All covid rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland, but the virus has not gone away.
We all need to keep playing our part to protect ourselves and others. You can do this by:
- getting your vaccine when offered to ensure you are fully protected
- staying at home if you’re unwell with symptoms or have a fever
- opening windows when socialising indoors
- wearing a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport
- washing your hands to protect yourself
Care for yourself and others to help slow down the spread of the virus and reduce pressure on our health services.