Coronavirus in Scotland: Biggest daily rise in new cases in a week at 88

No new deaths were recorded, according to the latest statistics from the Scottish Government.

A further 88 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland – but there were no new deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

The biggest number of new cases came from the Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board area, which saw a rise of 36 from Friday.

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No new deaths were recorded, according to statistics from the Scottish Government.

Scotland records biggest daily rise in Covid-19 cases in a week at 88.

Areas where localised outbreaks were being dealt with saw a small increase in new cases, with six in NHS Grampian, seven in Lanarkshire, 11 in Tayside and two in the Scottish Borders.

The number of people in hospital due to Covid-19 rose by three to 258, with five people in intensive care, a rise of two from the previous day.

Saturday’s figure for new cases was the highest rise since the previous Saturday, August 22, when a jump of 123 was recorded.

However, Saturday’s total is the second highest rise in a single day since May 22, when 113 more people were confirmed to have contracted the virus.

The statistics come as the Scottish Government is due to release the programme for government, an annual publication detailing their plans for the coming year.

A tweet from the Scottish Government on Friday said the legislative agenda, which will last until the dissolution of parliament next year for the Scottish Parliament elections in May, will focus on the “economic and social recovery” from the pandemic, while “continuing to make Scotland the best country in the world in which to grow up, learn, work and live”.

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