HPS Monthly National Seasonal Respiratory Report - week ending 6 October 2019

Publication Date: 10 October 2019

For the 2019/20 season, the format of the HPS National Seasonal Respiratory Report has changed to that of an Official Statistics publication (Experimental).

In week 40: 

  • ​​The rate of influenza-like illness (ILI) was at Baseline activity level (5.5 per 100,000). 
  • ​The proportion of NHS24 respiratory calls was at Baseline activity level (17%). •The swab positivity in primary care was at Baseline activity level (0%, 0/14). 
  • The swab positivity in secondary care was at Baseline activity level (1.8%, 10/58). 
  • The number of acute respiratory illness outbreaks reported was at Baseline activity level(n=1). 
  • The number of influenza cases with severe infection (SARI) requiring intensive caremanagement reported was at Baseline activity level (n=1). 
  • No SARI deaths were reported in week 40. 
  • All-cause mortality showed a Small excess in all ages and those aged 65 years and above inweek 38.
  • Rhinovirus continues to be the most common non-flu respiratory pathogen reported throughsecondary care and is at Low activity levels. Rest of the non-flu respiratory pathogens was atBaseline activity levels.​

Resource information

Publisher:
Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Surveillance Report