Coronavirus in Scotland: 159 new Covid-19 cases in Scotland as average number of daily cases trebles in three weeks

A further 159 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland in the past 24 hours.

Wednesday, 9th September 2020, 12:42 pm

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed the figure during her afternoon briefing and said there have been no more new deaths recorded, meaning the death toll stands at 2,499.

Of the 159 new cases, 63 were in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board area with 29 in Lothian, 19 in Lanarkshire and 10 in the Forth Valley region.

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The other cases were spread around all mainland health authorities.

Nicola Sturgeon during one of her coronavirus briefings.
Nicola Sturgeon during one of her coronavirus briefings.

Ms Sturgeon also highlighted that the average daily case number of the last seven days is 155. Three weeks ago, this number was 52.

The First Minister warned that the numbers show Scotland and the UK are in a "very dangerous" place.

There are 274 people in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19, a rise of seven in 24 hours.

The 159 cases represent 1.9 percent of all newly tested individuals.

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