Almost one thousand people in Scotland tested positive for coronavirus this week – the highest weekly increase in cases since May.
994 people tested have now tested positive for the disease in the last seven days – almost double the 507 new cases in the week before.
By comparison, the number of new cases in a weekly period fell to just 50 in the first seven days of July, but have increased nearly every week.
The last time weekly cases exceeded the current total was May 17, although there have been changes to the Government ‘s reporting of figures since then, including incorporating the results of home testing kits from July.
Confirmed coronavirus cases have risen by 141 in the past 24 hours, according to the Scottish Government, but no new deaths have been recorded.
The number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 now stands at 21,189…