The weekly Covid stats published by Public Health Scotland on 14th of December 2022 are as follows:
- In Scotland, in the week ending 24 November 2022, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 88,500 (95% credible interval: 71,000 to 106,800), equating to 1.68% of the population, or around 1 in 60 people (Source: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK – Office for National Statistics)
- In the week ending 04 December 2022, there were 41 deaths involving COVID-19 (1 more than the previous week) (Source: National Records of Scotland)
- In the week ending 11 December 2022, there were on average 735 patients in hospital with COVID-19, a 18.2% increase from the previous week ending 04 December 2022 (622)
- In the week ending 11 December 2022 there were 7 new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19, a decrease of 1 from the previous week (04 December 2022)
- By week ending 11 December 2022 of the 1,930,755 people vaccinated for COVID-19 as part of the Winter 2022 vaccination programme, 90.4% were vaccinated for Flu at the same vaccination appointment
In the latest week ending 11 December 2022, there were 229 new COVID-19 admissions to hospital. Hospital admissions for the most recent week are provisional and should be treated with caution. At the time of publication there were no data available for two NHS Boards, and the previous week’s figures have been rolled forward.
In the latest week ending 11 December 2022, there were 22 COVID-19 admissions (2.2%) per 1,000 emergency admissions. In the same week, the 80+ age group had the highest rate of COVID-19 admissions (3.2%) and the 18-29 age group had the lowest rate (0.5%).
Total number (and Percentage %) of influenza and COVID19 vaccinations administered to eligible adults in Scotland by Health Board of residence to week 49, 2022
Monitoring of Waste Water for coronavirus’ ribonucleic acid (RNA) in local waste water samples with the backing of Scottish Government and Public Health Scotland (PHS), alongside Scottish Water, CREW (Centre of expertise for Waters) and academic partners from the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute and Heriot Watt University.
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