Covid cases in Scotland’s hospitals down by 12.3%, figures show

The number of Covid patients in Scotland’s hospitals has fallen by more than 12%, the latest weekly figures have showed.

Public Health Scotland found that in the week ending August 21 there were on average 819 patients with the virus receiving in-patient care – down by 12.3% on the previous week.

A total of 3,724 positive coronavirus cases were reported over the course of the week, the figures showed.

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Public Health Scotland added that there were 353 new Covid-19 admissions to hospital during the seven-day period.

The number of Covid patients in Scotland’s hospitals has fallen by more than 12%, the latest weekly figures have showed.
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Public Health Scotland’s latest Covid report said: “Following a peak in early April 2022, the average number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 was decreasing until early June 2022, before rising again until mid-July 2022.

“In recent weeks Covid-19 hospital occupancy have decreased, but levels remain high.”