The Aberdeen coronavirus cluster has now grown to 254 confirmed cases.
NHS Grampian said the rise was due to previously detected cases now linked to the hotel business in Aberdeen.
The number of close contacts identified is now 1281.
Eight new cases have been detected in the wider area of the NHS Grampian.
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A spokesperson for the health council said: “Investigations into the specific circumstances of these cases are ongoing; it is possible that they will be included in the Aberdeen cluster as a result of these surveys. “
Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon extended the city’s lockdown last Thursday with hopes that some restrictions could be relaxed next Wednesday.
She said the restrictions were having an impact – but it was “not yet sure” whether to lift them.
Aberdeen City Council has said it does not support the continuation of the lockdown given the impact on the city’s economy.
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