Covid Scotland: East Lothian records highest case rates in Scotland this week while Midlothian and City of Edinburgh follow close behind in top 10 worst hit areas

According to the latest figures published by the Scottish government, East Lothian, Midlothian and the City of Edinburgh recorded some of the highest rates of Covid-19 in Scotland this week.

Monday, 28th June 2021, 12:30 pm
East Lothian, Midlothian and the City of Edinburgh recorded some of the highest rates of Covid-19 in Scotland this week.

Data released by the Scottish Government breaks down the number of positive Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people, according to neighbourhood.

East Lothian has seen a jump in case figures and overtaken Dundee as the worst hit area in Scotland

Last week it was number five on the list with 208.2 cases per 100,000, this week it is number one with 594.8 cases per 100,000.

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East Lothian recorded a rate of 594.8 cases per 100,000 people. This was 637 cases in total.

Here are the 10 areas in Scotland with the most new coronavirus cases between June 18 and June 24.

Dundee City recorded 874 new cases over the last seven days, this was a rate of 585.3 cases per 100,000 people.
Midlothian recorded 480 cases last week, which was a rate of 519.1 per 100,000 population.
City of Edinburgh recorded 502.0 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 people. This was a total of 2,635 new cases.
West Dunbartonshire recorded 337 positive cases in the last seven days, this was a rate of 378.9 cases per 100,000 people.
East Ayrshire recorded 443 cases of Covid-19 over the last seven days. This was a rate of 363.1 cases per 100,00 people.
East Dunbartonshire recorded 376 cases over the last seven days. This was a rate of 346.1 per 100,000 people.
Renfrewshire recorded 577 cases of Covid-19 in the last seven days, this was a rate of 322.2 cases per 100,000.
East Renfrewshire recorded 299 cases of coronavirus between June 18 and June 24, which was 313.0 cases per 100,000.
Over the last week in Glasgow City there were 303.3 positive cases of coronavirus per 100,000 people. In total, 1,920 positive cases were recorded in this area.