The tally of newly discovered infections is less than 300 cases higher than the previous record from Friday, but up to 4,000 — more than twice — higher than the previous Sunday’s tally. In the last week, and for the first time since the beginning of the epidemic, the number of detected infections exceeded 5,000 during the day. (Wednesday), then 6000 (on Friday) and now 7 thousand.

A growing number of infections is restricting students from returning to school because in Scotland, unlike England and Wales, the new school year has already begun.

About two-thirds of new infections were found in people under the age of 40, according to Scottish authorities. With mainly young people suffering, infections do not translate as much as in the previous wave into hospitalizations and deaths. However, Hamza Yusuf, the Scottish government’s health minister, admitted on Sunday that public health services were under severe strain. There are currently 507 patients in hospitals in Scotland due to COVID-19, 57 of whom are in intensive care units.

420.6 thousand people have been detected in Scotland since the beginning of the epidemic. The injuries in which 8,111 people died.

Meanwhile, as reported on Sunday, nearly 33.2 thousand people were monitored across the UK in the past 24 hours. infection and 61 deaths from COVID-19.

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