The daily coronavirus case in Scotland has reached a four-month high, the latest figures from the Scottish Government show.
A total of 221 people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours – the highest daily statistics since May 8, when 225 tested positive.
The latest statistics also show that no more deaths occurred after a positive covid test.
It comes after imposing stricter coronavirus restrictions on people in North and South Lanarkshire.
They are not allowed to visit other families or visit other people’s homes.
Glasgow, East and West Dunbertonshire, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire already have similar steps.
On Twitter, The first minister called on the people to follow public health advice.
“More than ever, we must remember that what we do now as individuals affects the well-being of everyone. Let’s take care of each other,” he added.
And Professor Jason Leach, Scotland’s national clinical director, acknowledged that 221 positive cases were “a bigger number than we used to be.”
He told BBC Scotland: “When we opened it inevitably the virus found a new way to get from house to house – and that’s what it wants to do; it wants to find new people to infect,” he told BBC Scotland.
“You’ve seen us take fairly strict interventions and restrictions in some parts – which won’t work immediately. It will take days, weeks, even weeks to show the numbers.
“It’s not good news, but it was our expectation. The virus doesn’t work in 24-hour cycles – it works in cycles of two to three weeks.”
Daily statistics also show that 106 positive tests were recorded in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board areas.
There were 48 new incidents in the NHS Lanarkshire area, and 35 in Lothian.
At least one positive event has occurred in each case of the Mainland Health Board.
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