208 new positive coronavirus cases have been confirmed across Scotland, the biggest jump in daily positive cases since May.
In the Sottish Government’s latest update for Sunday, September 6, data showed no new deaths have been reported. It means the death toll remains at 2,496.
The figures confirmed that as of 2pm, four people were in intensive care with confirmed COVID-19 across the country, while 245 people were in hospital.
There was an increase of 30 positive cases in the NHS Lanarkshire Board region, with a total of 3,094 cases.
There were 92 new confirmed cases in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde region and 18 in the NHS Lothian area.
This is the first day that over 200 positive cases have been confirmed since May, the last time being May 8, when 225 positive tests were carried out.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon took to Twitter to provide the numbers with some context.
She wrote: “Today’s numbers show a continued increase, including in % positive. While this reflects the substantial opening up of the economy, it reminds us of the need to deploy strong counter measures. We have two main tools at our disposal.
“One of these tools is Test & Protect - it is working well and so far reaching well over 90% of positive cases and close contacts. Within next few days we will launch a major enhancement - the Protect Scotland app - which will allow us to reach a wider range of contacts.
“Our other main tool - indeed our first line of defence - is ourselves. As we are all out and about more, we must take greater care on face coverings, hygiene, distance. PLEASE take this opportunity to think how you could tighten up on the #FACTS rules.
“The rise in cases is not matched by a rise in hospital/ICU admissions/deaths. That’s good news but we musn’t be complacent about it. It could be a time lag - some countries, eg France, that have had cases rising for longer are seeing these indicators rise now too.
“All in all, this is a moment to take note and act in a way that prevents spread. Even if you think risk of COVID to yourself is low, don’t risk infecting others more vulnerable. Complying with #FACTS protects you, your family/community and the NHS. It will also save lives.”
A total of 631,353 people in Scotland have been tested. Of these people, 21,397 were positive and 609,956 were confirmed negative.
The full details for each health board can be found here.
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