Covid infection rate of each Scottish council from Public Health Scotland as 8,022 new confirmed cases


A further 8,022 new Covid cases have been confirmed in Scotland as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon updated MSPs on the virus situation this afternoon.

The data has been published by the Scottish Government and Public Health Scotland (PHS) this afternoon as part of the daily national Covid-19 briefing.

Nationally, there are 1,392 patients with the disease being treated in hospital, which is 43 less than the number reported yesterday. There are currently 34 people in ICU treatment.

The number of newly reported positive coronavirus cases recorded by NHS Ayrshire & Arran has risen by 135. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 79,340 positive PCR tests in the region and 1,127,067 million across Scotland.

Of the new cases reported, 61 were in South Ayrshire, with 41 attributed to East Ayrshire and 33 in North Ayrshire.

According to Public Health Scotland’s rolling seven-day infection rate per 100,000 population, Clackmannanshire has the highest rate in the country: 586.9 as of Monday 24 January.

Dundee City has the second highest infection rate at 586.6, while Falkirk is third at 583.6.

In terms of the three local authorities in Ayrshire, East Ayrshire has the highest rate at 457.2; South Ayrshire’s rate stands at 445.9 while North Ayrshire’s is 440.2.

A total of 19 of Scotland’s 32 council regions have an infection rate below the national average of 485.1.

7-day infection rate per 100,000 population…

52.5 Shetland Islands

192.0 Orkney Islands

282.9 scottish borders

328.3 western isles

400.0 East of Dunbartonshire

402.8 Stirling

415.4 Highlands

426.1 Argyll & Bute

440.2 North Ayrshire

444.1 aberdeenshire

444.3 Renfrewshire

445.9 south ayrshire

446.4 north lanarkshire

457.2 east ayrshire

458.5 West Dunbarton County/Angus

464.4 glasgow city

467.0 Moray

473.7 Inverclyde

476.6 west lothian

482.0 Midlothian

485.5 Dumfries and Galloway

495.5 east of renfrewshire

516.8 south lanarkshire

520.6 city ​​of edinburgh

528.3 east lothian

562.8 Perth and Kinross

577.6 Fife

582.8 aberdeen city

583.6 falkirk

586.6 City of Dundee

586.9 Clackmannanshire

Another 23 deaths mean that 10,222 people have died since March 2020.

However, data from the National Records for Scotland (NRS) shows that 12,675 deaths had been recorded as of Sunday 16 January, when the disease was mentioned on the death certificate.

Across the UK the figure is 153,916 last night and 175,256 with Covid mentioned on the death certificate.

There are 101 patients with the disease being treated in Ayrshire hospitals, a reduction of two since yesterday, and fewer than five people in the ICU.

Nationwide, a total of 4,406,999 people have received a dose of the Covid vaccine; 4,112,264 received a double puncture and 3,263,981 people received a third dose/booster.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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