Real-time monitoring of COVID-19 in Scotland

Background To manage the public health risk posed by COVID-19 and assess the impact of interventions, policymakers must be able to closely monitor the epidemic’s trajectory.

Methods Here we present a simple methodology based on basic surveillance metrics for monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and its burden on health services in Scotland.

Results We examine how the dynamics of the epidemic have changed over time and assess the similarities and differences between metrics.