As cases continue to rise here are the 10 Scottish areas with the highest covid rates including East Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde and Glasgow

Covid Scotland: As case numbers continue to rise here are the 10 Scottish areas with the highest Covid rates including East Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde and Glasgow

Here are 10 areas in Scotland with the highest coronavirus rates according to the latest government figures as cases continue to rise.

Tuesday, 31st August 2021, 3:40 pm

The data breaks down the number of positive Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people, according to council area.

Scotland recorded another extremely high daily case figure today with 6,029 more people testing positive in the last 24 hours.

On Friday a record figure was recorded with 6,835 positive results being reported over a 24 hour period.

On Sunday the record was broken again – however the figure may have been artificially high due to a backlog in the testing process – with 7,113 positive results being reported.

East Dunbartonshire is the worst hit area in Scotland at the moment as cases have more than doubled in the last week.

Between August 22 and August 28, 1,337 new cases were reported, in comparison to the previous seven days when just 562 cases were reported.

Despite the rising case numbers First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday that the Scottish Government was not currently considering a “circuit breaker”.

Here are the 10 areas in Scotland with the most new coronavirus cases between August 22 and August 28.

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