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Coronavirus latest: No let up as case numbers increase again


By David Porter

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Scotland saw 244 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 and increase of 21 cases on the previous 24 hours with the positive cases accounting for 3.7 per cent of newly tested individuals

NHS Greater Glasgow again recorded the highest figure with 104 positive cases, NHS Lanarkshire saw 62, NHS Lothian 15, NHS Ayrshire 11, NHS Borders 12, NHS Highland eight, NHS Grampian seven and only Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles recorded no increases.

In the past seven days 1282 positive cases have been confirmed.

Everyone is reminded that as of Monday - group gatherings will only be allowed to a maximum of six people from two households in both indoor and outdoor settings, with limited exemptions.

Face coverings must be worn in hospitality settings, apart from during the service of food and drink, with hospitality staff following the similar rules as retail staff.

Up to 20 people will still be able to attend funerals, weddings and civil partnerships ceremonies, with the limit permitted for wakes and receptions rising to 20 in line with this, as long as they take place in regulated venues like hotels with strict guidance in place.



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