Coronavirus in Scotland: These are the 12 areas in Scotland with covid case rates above the level two threshold

These are the 12 Scottish areas which are currently above the threshold for level two coronavirus restrictions – however Nicola Sturgeon has indicated that more than just case rates will be taken into consideration during the review process going forward.

These are the 12 areas in Scotland which have Covid-19 rates exceeding 50 cases per 100,000 people which has previously been used as a benchmark for moving into level two.

Scotland’s level system came into force in the Autumn, but the criteria for deciding on levels has since changed.

The government considers the World Health Organisation (WHO) thresholds when deciding on levels, which are that an area with over 150 cases per 100,000 people should be in level four, and anywhere with a case rate between 50 and 150 would be in level three.

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An area with cases between 20 and 50 per 100,000 people would be in level two, and case rates below 20 would mean level one.

Renfrewshire recorded 145.2 cases per 100,000 people in the last seven days. This was 260 cases in total.

However, last week First Minister Nicola Sturgeon suggested that health chiefs will consider other criteria as well when deciding to ease restrictions, such as whether hospital admissions are rising in correlation with increasing case numbers.

These are the 12 areas in Scotland which exceeded 50 cases per 100,000 people between May 21 and May 27.

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East Renfrewshire recorded 138.2 cases per 100,000 population over the last seven days. This was a total number of 132 new cases.

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Glasgow City is no longer the worst hit area in the country but still recorded 132.0 cases per 100,000 people in the last seven days. This was 836 cases in total.
Dundee City recorded 96.4 cases per 100,000 people last week. This was 144 cases in total.
Clackmannanshire recorded 95.1 cases per 100,000 last week. 49 cases in total.
Midlothian recorded 89.8 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people last week. 83 cases in total.
The City of Edinburgh recorded 71.8 cases per 100,000 people which was 377 cases in total.
East Dunbartonshire recorded 70.9 cases per 100,000 people last week. This was 77 cases all together.
South Lanarkshire recorded 69.3 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 people last week. This was 222 cases in total.
North Lanarkshire recorded 60.1 cases per 100,000 people last week. This was 205 cases in total.
North Ayrshire recorded 60.1 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 people in the last seven days. This was 81 cases in total.
South Ayrshire recorded 58.6 cases per 100,000 people between May 21 and May 27. This was 66 cases in total.
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