Dear Public Health Scotland,
I understand that the coronavirus disease 2019 was listed as a notifiable disease and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 was listed notifiable organism on 22 February 2020.
I also understand that:
Doctors are legally required to notify the health board where they suspect the person, they are attending has COVID-19 and;
Directors of diagnostic laboratories are legally required to inform the health board and Common Services Agency where they have identified (SARS-CoV-2).
PHE publish weekly NOID's data for both the disease COVID-19 and the organism SARS-CoV-2, which can be accessed by the public at:
Can you please direct me to where I can find the same data for Scotland? I have searched for it on the relevant websites and cannot seem to find anything.
Thank you in advance.
Dear Amanda Johnstone,
ENQUIRY REFERENCE 2020-000324
Thank you for your request for information of 12 January 2021, requesting
" PHE publish weekly NOID's data for both the disease COVID-19 and the
organism SARS-CoV-2. Can you please direct me to where I can find the
same data for Scotland? I have searched for it on the relevant websites
and cannot seem to find anything".
PHS considers all individuals with at least one confirmed positive PCR
test for SARS-CoV-2 as COVID-19 notifications of infectious disease
(NOID’s). PHS does hold information on the number of people testing
positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Scotland
This data is published daily on the PHS dashboard available within the
data table view and in the open data platform via the following links:
Public Health Scotland
Email: [email address]
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