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Dunoon Covid cases more than double in a week

A handful of cases also confirmed on Bute

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Dunoon Covid cases more than double in a week

Covid-19 cases have continued to rise across Scotland this week, with Dunoon in particular seeing a spike.

Between June 22 and 28, there were 202 new positive cases in Argyll and Bute with 81 of those cases being directly linked to Cowal.

42 were recorded in Dunoon, 30 in Hunters Quay, four in Cowal South and five in Cowal North.

This is a stark rise compared to the previous week, where Dunoon recorded just 16 cases.

The Isle of Bute also recorded its first cases within the so-called third wave, with three cases confirmed in Rothesay Town.

No cases are shown as being recorded elsewhere on the island as of June 28.

This is the first time since January that any positive cases have been recorded on the island according to Public Health Scotland.

This sees Dunoon top the Argyll and Bute table with more than double the number of cases recorded in third place Oban North. Hunters Quay sits second.

Nationwide, this week has brought record-breaking figures in terms of positive cases throughout this pandemic.

Before this week the highest amount of cases recorded in one day in Scotland was 2,999.

On Monday (June 28) Scotland recorded 3285 cases and Thursday’s (July 1 30) figures show 4234 new cases.

The country still has a relatively low test positivity rate however, with just 9.4 per cent of tests coming back positive in the last seven days.

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon hinted there is still cause for optimism at her media briefing on Tuesday (June 29) stating that fewer people who get Covid-19 now need to go to the hospital which she said should give us confidence the vaccination programme is working.

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