Scotland records huge increase in daily Covid cases

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Scotland has recorded a grounds fig of regular Covid cases arsenic the fig surged supra 6,000 for the archetypal time.

A full of 6,835 caller cases were reported connected Friday - much than 1,800 supra the erstwhile highest figure.

This is the 3rd clip this week a caller grounds has been set.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the crisp emergence was a "cause for concern" - but that the Scottish authorities was not considering the instauration of a circuit breaker lockdown.

However, she stressed the value of everyone "playing their part" successful halting the dispersed of the virus.

Ms Sturgeon had antecedently said the state was astatine a "fragile and pivotal moment" successful the pandemic.

She said connected Friday that she could not regularisation thing out, but that no-one wanted to "go backwards" to adjacent constricted restrictions.

The regular trial positivity complaint was 14.2%, up from 11.5% the erstwhile day, and a grounds fig of tests had been carried retired connected Thursday.

Four much deaths

However, Ms Sturgeon said that did not wholly explicate the summation successful lawsuit numbers.

There person been 4 further deaths, and 479 radical were successful infirmary with precocious confirmed Covid - a emergence of 53. There was nary alteration successful the fig of patients successful intensive care, which stands astatine 47.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney has said the grounds fig of cases is partially being fuelled by the instrumentality of schools aft the summertime holidays.

He was speaking aft the erstwhile grounds full - 5,021 caller cases - was reported connected Wednesday.

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