The figures were published by Public Health Scotland
The capital city and surrounding areas logged the highest number with 331 positive cases reported in a countrywide total of 1209.
This was just higher than Greater Glasgow and Clyde on 320.
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In neighbouring Fife there were 43 positive cases, and in Forth Valley the number was 44.
Across Scotland on Friday, a total of 28,809 tests were recorded with only 4.5% returning positive results.