Sharp increase in Edinburgh as cases almost triple overnight – .

Sharp increase in Edinburgh as cases almost triple overnight – .

Positive cases of the coronavirus in Edinburgh have exploded in the past 24 hours, according to the latest Scottish government data.
A total of 849 newly confirmed outbreaks of the disease have been recorded, placing the NHS Lothian Board of Health region ahead of Greater Glasgow and Clyde as the area with the most recent infections.

This marks an increase in the number of cases from data on Friday, with just 284 new infections registered with Public Health Scotland at that time.

NHS Lothian now accounts for nearly 30% of all new cases of the virus recorded in the past 24 hours.

Health chiefs have confirmed that 2,836 new cases of the coronavirus were present in Scotland during the same period, although the number of vaccinations has also increased.

Three other deaths where covid-19 was detected up to 28 days before a patient died have also been confirmed, bringing the total number of deaths to over 7,700.

Hospital admissions and intensive care numbers are not updated as part of the weekend numbers.

Vaccination coverage for people over 18 has reached 60% for those with two doses of Oxford / AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna jags.

More than 3.3 million people across Scotland have received at least one dose of the vaccine, representing over 83% of the population.

It comes days after more countries were added to Scotland’s international travel green list.

Under new measures, travelers from Malta, Madeira and the Balearics will not be required to self-quarantine upon arrival from Wednesday, June 30.


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