A further 250 people have been diagnosed with Covid in Scotland in the last 24 hours – but no new cases have been reported in North Ayrshire.

Data has been produced by the Scottish Government this afternoon as part of its national COVID-19 daily briefing.

In terms of Public Health Scotland's rolling seven-day infection rate per 100,000 population, Clackmannanshire has the highest infection rate in the country at 131.9 as of Saturday, April 10.

The second-highest is West Lothian which has a rate of 69.9 while Glasgow City (65.5) has the third-highest rate. The rate for Scotland is 38.2 and the full list of all councils is just below...

Locally, South Ayrshire stood at 16.0 and in North Ayrshire it was 20.0. East Ayrshire's figure was 41.0.

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

0.0 Orkney Islands / Shetland Islands / Na h-Eileanan Siar

1.3 Dumfries & Galloway

4.3 Scottish Borders

8.2 Argyll & Bute

9.0 Inverclyde

13.1 Highland

16.0 South Ayrshire

16.2 Midlothian

17.2 Angus

19.5 Aberdeenshire

20.0 North Ayrshire

22.7 City of Edinburgh

24.7 West Dunbartonshire

29.7 Aberdeen City

31.6 Perth & Kinross

35.0 East Dunbartonshire

35.6 East Renfrewshire

38.1 South Lanarkshire

38.6 Moray

39.2 East Lothian

41.0 East Ayrshire

43.5 Dundee City

47.4 Fife

50.3 Falkirk

51.0 Stirling

62.0 Renfrewshire

64.2 North Lanarkshire

65.5 Glasgow City

69.9 West Lothian

131.9 Clackmannanshire

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Based on these seven-day infection rate figures, Orkney, Shetland, Na h-Eileanan Siar and possibly Dumfries & Galloway would qualify for Tier 0 status. South Ayrshire would be Tier 1 with North and East Ayrshire part of a large chunk of Scotland which would be in line to be Tier 2.

No further deaths have been recorded which means 7,626 people have passed away since March 2020, as of Friday, April 9.

However, data from the National Records of Scotland (NRS) shows 9,997 deaths had been registered up to Sunday, April 4 where the disease was mentioned on the death certificate.

Across the UK, the figure is 127,080 as of last night.

The number of positive coronavirus cases recorded by NHS Ayrshire & Arran has increased by 12.

Of the new cases, nine were from East Ayrshire; three were attributed to South Ayrshire with zero in North Ayrshire.

Data on how many people are being treated in hospital with Covid will not be available at weekends, going forward.

A total of 221,431 positive tests have been recorded since the end of February from 1.853 million tests carried out, as of Friday, April 9.

Across Scotland, as of 8.30am this morning, a total of 2,657,578 people had received the first dose of their Covid vaccine with 568,875 having received their second dose.

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