COVID 19: This is updated each day to provide the latest available data

Coronavirus (COVID-19): daily data

Published: 4 Nov 2020

Scottish numbers: 4 November 2020


  • 1,433 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 50 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • 94 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 1,257 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 20,420 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results – 7.9% of these were positive

Local area data

  • Public Health Scotland’s interactive dashboard now provides a map showing the number of cases in local areas, as well as trends for local authorities and NHS boards

Full breakdown

  • in the week ending 3 November, on average 2,853 NHS staff, or around 1.7% of the NHS workforce, reported absent each day for a range of reasons related to COVID-19.
  • in the week ending 27 October, 1,062 staff were reported as absent in adult care homes due to COVID-19, based on returns received from 789 (73%) adult care homes. Staff absent due to COVID-19 represents 2.6% of all adult care home staff (40,996) for whom a return was provided.
  • Cathie Sweeney, Dumbarton woman was first care worker to die.
  • we have been notified by Health Boards or the Care Inspectorate of 7 deaths of healthcare workers and 15 deaths of social care workers, related to COVID-19, since the start of the pandemic. We are not able to confirm how many of these staff contracted COVID-19 through their work.

Further information

  • the absence figures for NHS staff and care home staff are calculated in different ways and caution should be exercised in making comparisons – see data definitions and sources
  • the data published weekly on NHS and care homes staff are available in the Trends in daily data excel file

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