Scotland has recorded another 1,317 new coronavirus cases within the last 24 hours – the highest daily total since January 27.
The latest data has been published this afternoon by the Scottish Government and Public Health Scotland as part of the national COVID-19 daily briefing.
Nationally, 140 people are in hospital which is up seven from yesterday. There are currently 12 people with the disease being treated in ICU.
The number of newly-reported positive coronavirus cases recorded by NHS Ayrshire & Arran has rose by 104 to 19,007.
Of the new cases, 51 were from East Ayrshire and 32 were attributed to North Ayrshire. There were 21 new cases in South Ayrshire.
A total of 250,961 positive tests have now been recorded from 2.135 million tests carried out since the start of the pandemic.
According to Public Health Scotland’s rolling seven-day infection rate per 100,000 population, Dundee City has the highest infection rate in the country – at 318.1 as of Wednesday, June 16.
The second-highest is South Ayrshire which has a rate of 253.1 while City of Edinburgh (207.5) has the third-highest rate.
Elsewhere locally, East Ayrshire’s infection rate stands at 158.2 with North Ayrshire’s at 135.1.
Currently, 15 of Scotland’s 32 council regions have an infection rate below the national average of 122.9.
7-day infection rate per 100,000 population for each council area…
0.0 Orkney Islands / Shetland Islands
7.5 Na h-Eileanan Siar
41.0 Dumfries & Galloway
68.4 Scottish Borders
72.2 Argyll & Bute
94.9 Aberdeen City
98.0 South Lanarkshire
124.5 West Lothian
126.3 North Lanarkshire
135.1 North Ayrshire
137.2 West Dunbartonshire
153.2 Glasgow City
154.0 Perth & Kinross
154.6 East Dunbartonshire
158.2 East Ayrshire
159.7 East Lothian
171.7 East Renfrewshire
207.5 City of Edinburgh
253.1 South Ayrshire
318.1 Dundee City
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Four more deaths have been announced in the last 24 hours which means 7,688 people have passed away since March 2020.
However, data from the National Records of Scotland (NRS) shows 10,137 deaths had been registered up to Sunday, June 13 where the disease was mentioned on the death certificate.
Across the UK, the figure is 127,926 as of last night.
Zero new cases were recorded in Na h-Eileanan Siar, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands.
There are 23 patients being treated for the disease in Ayrshire hospitals, which is up three from yesterday, and fewer than five in ICUs.
A total of 3,571,726 people have received the first dose of a Covid vaccination and 2,516,066 have received their second dose.
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