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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-28253
Asked by: Richard Lyle, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 7 April 2020

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how many cases of COVID-19 have been reported by care homes in the (a) Uddingston and Bellshill constituency and (b) rest of the country.

Current status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 5 May 2020


Answer

This data is not reported by constituency area. The following data is routinely published: The Scottish Government currently publishes a range of information on daily basis on COVID 19 including testing, NHS Board data on the number of people in Scottish hospitals with either confirmed or suspected COVID-19 and management information such as number of 111 calls and NHS absences. National Records of Scotland (NRS) also publishes a report every Wednesday on COVID-19 related deaths with a breakdown of deaths by age, sex, setting (hospital, care home or home) and area (NHS Board area and Local Authority). It is updated every Wednesday.

From 22 April the Scottish Government published further management information about how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting care homes. This includes the proportion and total number of adult care homes that have reported a suspected COVID-19 case at any time during this outbreak; the number and proportion of care homes that have current suspected cases; and the daily and cumulative number of suspected individual COVID-19 cases reported by care homes. This information is available 2pm daily on the Scottish Government website and can be found here:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-data-for-scotland/ .