Scotland currently has high coronavirus test positivity rates

These councils in Scotland have the highest coronavirus test positivity rates

Nearly all councils in Scotland are recording a test positivity rate of over 5% meaning the coronavirus is no longer under control.

Thursday, 16th September 2021, 4:32 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th September 2021, 4:57 pm

Covid infections are surging across Scotland with the latest data from Public Health Scotland revealing high test positivity rates across the country.

Latest figures reveal 31 councils across Scotland, or 97%, have recorded a positive test rate of over 5% over the seven days to 9 September. The World Health Organisation has set a 5% threshold for determining if the pandemic is under control.

The figures show just one council, Na h-Eileanan Siar, has recorded a positive test rate below 5% (3.5%).

Here we reveal the 20 councils in Scotland which have recorded the highest coronavirus positivity rate.

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