The Covid weekly update published by Public Health Scotland on 30th of November 2022 is as follows:
- In Scotland, in the week ending 15 November 2022, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 83,700 (95% credible interval: 67,000 to 102,500), equating to 1.59% of the population, or around 1 in 65 people (Source: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK – Office for National Statistics (external link))
- In the week ending 20 November 2022, there were 40 deaths involving COVID-19 (7 fewer than the previous week) (Source: National Records of Scotland (external link))
- In the week ending 27 November 2022, there were on average 570 patients in hospital with COVID-19, a 5.9% decrease from the previous week ending 20 November 2022 (606)
- In the week ending 27 November 2022 there were 10 new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19, an increase of 2 from the previous week (20 November 2022)
- By week ending 27 November 2022 of the 1,784,619 people vaccinated for COVID-19 as part of the Winter 2022 vaccination programme, 91.2% were vaccinated for Flu at the same vaccination appointment
The sampling of waste water for coronavirus’ ribonucleic acid (RNA) is also showing a decrease in places although this is also affected by high rainfall.
All covid rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland, but the virus has not gone away. COVID-19, colds and flu can spread more easily in the winter.
We all still need to keep playing our part to protect ourselves and others. Stay well and make it safer for everyone this winter by:
- getting your vaccines if offered to ensure you are fully protected
- following the latest guidance if you are feeling unwell with symptoms or have a fever
- socialising in well-ventilated spaces where possible
- wearing a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport
- washing your hands and cleaning surfaces regularly