Coronavirus: 224 new Covid-19 cases reported in Scotland - here’s where they are

Scotland has recorded 224 new cases of coronavirus but no further deaths, according to the latest daily figures.

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 3:18 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th May 2021, 3:19 pm

Figures published on Saturday by the Scottish Government show the official death toll of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days remains at 7,661. However, the latest weekly figures covering suspected Covid-19 deaths recorded by National Records of Scotland, suggest the number is nearly 10,100.

The daily test positivity rate is 1.2 percent.

Of the new cases reported on Saturday, 88 are in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde region, 33 are in Lothian, 29 are in Lanarkshire, 19 are in Grampian, 16 in Fife and 15 each in Tayside and Ayrshire and Arran.

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2,883,384 people have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine - a rise of 6,751 from the previous day - and 1,450,798 have received their second dose, a rise of 26,590. (Pic: Shutterstock)

The rest of the new cases are spread out around Scotland’s five other health boards.

So far, 2,883,384 people have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine - a rise of 6,751 from the previous day - and 1,450,798 have received their second dose, a rise of 26,590.

Moray has by far the highest rate of cases in the country, with 96 per 100,000 people in the seven days to May 5, significantly higher than the rest of the country.

A mobile testing unit arrived in Elgin on Friday as part of moves to reduce the spread of the virus and asymptomatic people are being encouraged to take regular lateral flow tests.

East Ayrshire has the second highest number of cases in Scotland, with 36.9 per 100,000 followed by Glasgow at 34.7 per 100,000 people in the seven days to May 5.

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