Covid cases in your area as Nicola Sturgeon provides important update to Scotland

That The Prime Minister issued an important update earlier today as the government considers an extension of Scotland’s vaccine certification scheme.

Today’s announcement so also measures at large outdoor gatherings were scrapped, while restrictions on hospitality was extended for a further short period at least.

Football fans will also be able to return to stadiums as audience limits of 500 people will no longer be in place from Monday despite restrictions, Scots are urged to limit their social mix.

Nicola Sturgeon also explained that there are signs of ‘encouragement’ in the midst of the ongoing Omicron wave – but warned the Scots to remain cautious.

Covid cases in your area as Nicola Sturgeon provides important update to Scotland
Nicola Sturgeon

The need for caution is due to the high case numbers left across the country.

Based on tests processed between 2 and 8 January, there were a total of 88,954 positive cases in Scotland.

Within this period, Scotland’s overall positivity rate was 1,627.4 per capita. 100,000 inhabitants with a positivity rate of 27 percent of all tests taken during this period.

You can get a complete overview of the information on the Public Health Scotland website here.

Here is the seven day positive rate per. 100,000 inhabitants for each local area in Scotland in the week between 2 and 8 January.

  1. Inverclyde 2,101
  2. South Lanarkshire 2,044.1
  3. West Dumbartonshire 1,976.7
  4. North Lanarkshire 1,840.6
  5. North Ayrshire 1,817.5
  6. East Renfrewshire 1,798.9
  7. East Ayrshire 1,725.3
  8. Falkirk 1,722.1
  9. Moorish 1,720.8
  10. Glasgow City 1,714.2
  11. Fife 1,660.1
  12. East Dunbartonshire 1,618.4
  13. South Ayrshire 1,612.1
  14. Clackmannanshire 1,602.7
  15. Dumfries and Galloway 1,581.4
  16. Angus 1,573.1
  17. Perth and Kinross 1,570
  18. Aberdeen By 1,544.6
  19. Dundee City 1,521.3
  20. Vestlothian 1,498.2
  21. Stirling 1,482.8
  22. City of Edinburgh 1,461.8
  23. East Lothian 1,447.6
  24. Highland 1,380.9
  25. Midlothian 1,375.2
  26. Aberdeenshire 1,350.6
  27. Scottish Borders 1,161.1
  28. Argyll and Bute 1,149.5
  29. Orkney Islands 861.1
  30. Western Isles 679.2
  31. Shetland Islands 677.7

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