Coronavirus in Edinburgh: 132 new cases reported in the Lothians after warnings cases in the Capital are on the rise

The Lothians have reported 132 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 4:39 pm
Updated Friday, 28th May 2021, 4:40 pm

Edinburgh’s number of positive cases over the last seven days is 274 with a rate per 100,000 population of 52.2.

Professor Devi Sridhar, Professor and Chair of Global Public Health at Edinburgh University Medical School, wrote on twitter: “Edinburgh numbers not looking great.

"Probably because of increased mixing, new variant (B.1617), loads of tourists & still majority of people not fully vaccinated.

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"Testing, supported isolation, vaccinations & avoiding risky settings (crowded, indoor, poorly ventilated) are tools we have.”

Across Scotland, there have been 641 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

90 people are in hospital with the virus and six people are in intensive care.

Coronavirus in Edinburgh: 132 new cases reported in the Lothians after warnings cases in the Capital are on the rise

Two people have died.

3,196,051 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 1,971,006 have received their second dose.

The First Minister provided the country with an update on the pandemic in a press conference in Edinburgh on Friday.

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