Nicola Sturgeon has voiced concerns after 160 more people examined inch for coronavirus in Scotland.
Essentially the most modern enlarge in fresh cases follows 123 reported on Sunday, with a series of “clusters” across Scotland.
The main minister acknowledged the upward thrust in cases turned into “partly the result of an even bigger series of oldsters being examined”.
Nonetheless she acknowledged it turned into “in point of fact a scenario” and that any connection between cases turned into being “moderately thought about” by neatly being protection groups.
A whole of 69 of the fresh cases were reported in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde condominium, with Ms Sturgeon pronouncing “critically shut attention” turned into being paid to this.
Then again, she wired that the inch results “light signify decrease than 1% of oldsters newly examined yesterday”.
The series of oldsters in neatly being facility with the virus has elevated to 258, five of whom are in intensive care.
The main minister acknowledged it appeared the figures in the Glasgow condominium “appear to replicate a series of small clusters, in decision to one or two more valuable outbreaks”.
She acknowledged ministers would bear in mind whether any focused motion can be wanted in the condominium, even supposing she wired that this would possibly additionally honest no longer basically suggest a local lockdown – noting that “lockdown more and more method varied things in varied conditions”.
Another 27 cases were reported in Lanarkshire, 18 in Lothian, and eight in Ayrshire and Arran – with Ms Sturgeon warning that the latter “appear to be linked to indoor gatherings”.
Then again, there were factual four fresh cases in the Grampian condominium, with Ms Sturgeon pronouncing this turned into “further indication that the Aberdeen pub cluster is contained”.
The main minister acknowledged the truth that the series of cases reflected an enlarge in assessments turned into “a truly considerable bit of context to bewitch in tips”.
Nonetheless she added: “The number is a reminder to all of us that the virus is light a extraordinarily unswerving possibility, it is a pattern that concerns me and it is one we are taking seriously.”
The enlarge in cases comes as the most modern easing of lockdown restrictions in Scotland comes into force, with gyms and swimming swimming pools reopening.
Ms Sturgeon acknowledged: “As we beginning ourselves from lockdown, we beginning the virus from lockdown too.
“Please mutter the guidance – that is the most effective formula we can make inch that these reopenings can happen safely, and they build no longer spark an enlarge in transmission that would possibly maybe additionally take us all support again.
“The figures point out very clearly that this virus is light most modern across the country. The clusters now we have confidence considered display it would unfold very with out notice if it will get the chance, and the admissions to intensive care final week remind us that the virus is light immensely terrible for some people.”