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Covid latest: New case numbers reach highest level of positive tests since June

By David Porter

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Scotland recorded 221 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, this equates to 2.8 per cent of newly tested individuals

The largest rise was once again seen in NHS Greater Glasgow with 106 cases, NHS Lanarkshire had 48, NHS Lothian 35 while NHS Grampian recorded just five cases and NHS Highland only four cases.

For the last seven days there were a total of 1246 positive cases.

Concerns over increasing case numbers around Glasgow saw restrictions on meetings in indoor household settings extended to people living in Lanarkshire with immediate effect.

Since September 4 there have been 205 cases in the Lanarkshire area with case numbers continuing to rise.

Across Scotland as of Monday, September 14 - 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.

Route map moves expected from Monday have now been given a new indicative date of Monday, October 5.

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