There have been 1,030 new Covid cases confirmed in Scotland within the last 24 hours as the nation's virus death toll increased slightly.

Figures have been published this afternoon by the Scottish Government and Public Health Scotland as part of the national COVID-19 daily briefing.

Of the new cases, 297 were reported from the NHS Lothian health board area.

There were 233 cases in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, 145 in NHS Tayside and 126 from NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

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 278.6 as of Friday, June 11.

The second-highest is South Ayrshire which has a rate of 213.1 while Clackmannanshire (209.5) has the third-highest rate.

Elsewhere locally, East Ayrshire's infection rate stands at 141.0 with North Ayrshire's at 93.5.

Currently, 17 of Scotland's 32 council regions have an infection rate below the national average of 111.9.

7-day infection rate per 100,000 population for each council area...

3.7 Na h-Eileanan Siar

4.5 Orkney Islands

13.1 Shetland Islands

13.6 Moray

14.4 Highland

24.1 Aberdeenshire

31.4 Argyll & Bute

34.7 Inverclyde

39.2 Falkirk

39.6 Dumfries & Galloway

43.3 Scottish Borders

54.7 Aberdeen City

56.5 Fife

71.1 Stirling

93.5 North Ayrshire

99.5 South Lanarkshire

104.6 North Lanarkshire

112.5 West Lothian

113.9 East Lothian

121.4 West Dunbartonshire

129.8 East Dunbartonshire

137.1 East Renfrewshire

137.9 Renfrewshire

141.0 East Ayrshire

149.4 Perth & Kinross

163.5 Glasgow City

178.1 Angus

187.1 Midlothian

189.4 City of Edinburgh

209.5 Clackmannanshire

213.1 South Ayrshire

278.6 Dundee City

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Two further deaths have been announced in the last 24 hours which means 7,681 people have passed away since March 2020.

However, data from the National Records of Scotland (NRS) shows 10,122 deaths had been registered up to Sunday, June 6 where the disease was mentioned on the death certificate.

Across the UK, the figure is 127,884 as of last night.

The number of newly-reported positive coronavirus cases recorded by NHS Ayrshire & Arran has risen by xx.

Of the new cases, 53 were from South Ayrshire and 48 were attributed to North Ayrshire. There were 24 new cases in East Ayrshire.

Zero new cases were recorded in the Shetland Islands and Orkney Islands.

A total of 3,477,378 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 2,402,700 have received their second dose.

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