ONS announces increase in figures of COVID-19 cases in Scotland


Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the official figures. As per the reports, It is estimated that one out of 35 people had the coronavirus in the week up to October 10.

The figures, equivalent to about 144,000 people, indicate a rise from one in 50 people recorded in the week to September 29, the most recent previous statistic.


The figures come as the number of deaths from the virus in Scotland also increased.

As announced by National Records of Scotland (NRS) on Thursday that 52 death certificates in the country mentioned the virus up to October 16, a jump from 16 the week before.

The trend of infection across Scotland was still “uncertain”, said Sarah Crofts, ONS deputy survey director.

A rise in cases has been seen across the UK except for Northern Ireland.

The survey indicated a rise from one in 35 to one in 30 people in England, while Wales has seen an increase from one in 40 to one in 25.

Sarah Crofts, ONS deputy survey director, said, “Infections have continued to increase across England and Wales, with uncertain trends in Northern Ireland and Scotland.


In addition, Sarah Crofts said, “Though diseases have increased overall in England, it is a diverse picture across regions and age groups.

“It is too early to say from the data whether recent overall rises are starting to slow, but we will continue to monitor the data closely.”

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