Coronavirus case rates in Edinburgh double in a week as council leader Adam McVey urges people to 'take care'
Case rates in Edinburgh almost double in a week and case numbers across the Lothians rise as Scotland records its highest case number on Monday.
Case rates in Edinburgh doubled between June 18 and June 25, from 231 to 544 per 100,000 people, according to the latest Scottish Government figures.
Alongside this, the test positivity rate has almost doubled from 6.5% to 11.2% in the same period of time.
Speaking about the rise in case rates in Edinburgh, Councillor Adam McVey leader of Edinburgh City Council said: “Edinburgh case numbers have doubled to 544.
"Take extra care , wash your hands, use hand sanitiser & please get the vaccine when called.”
Case numbers across NHS Lothian have also seen a steep rise in recent days.
On Monday, June 21, a cumulative case number total of 37, 797 people had tested positive for the virus.
Just a week later, on Monday June 28, 42,616 cumulative cases were recorded in the health board area- a rise of 4,819.
NHS Lothian has been contacted for comment on the rise in case numbers in the health board area.
The rise in case rates and case numbers comes as Scotland records its highest ever case number on Monday June 28.
More than 3,285 cases of covid have been reported in Scotland in the past 24 hours – a record high.
The new cases of covid reported represents 12.6% of the 27,226 new tests that reported results.
Yesterday, 20 people were in intensive care and 202 people were in hospital with recently confirmed covid.
In NHS Lothian, six people were recorded in intensive car – a decrease of two in the past two days.
No new deaths have been reported of people who have tested positive and the number of deaths of patients who tested positive remains at 7,712.
A total of 37 people were in hospital in NHS Lothian with the virus- a decrease of three in the past two days.
With regards to the vaccine process, 3,765,379 people across Scotland have received the first dose of the covid vaccination and 2,691,775 have received their second dose.
A total of 2,230,245 people in Scotland have been tested for the virus.