Coronavirus Scotland LIVE: Covid cases soar by 714 overnight in biggest Scots spike – The Sun

Coronavirus Scotland LIVE: Covid cases soar by 714 overnight in biggest Scots spike – The Sun

SCOTS coronavirus cases soared by 714 overnight in the biggest spike ever for the second day in a row.

A total of 27,232 Scots have contracted the infection since it first emerged north of the border.

The new cases recorded overnight represented 11.5 per cent of all newly tested individuals.

It comes as an Edinburgh dad survived a UK record of 172 days in ICU to beat coronavirus.

Here's the latest from Scotland's battle against the pandemic.

  • Covid cases soar by 714 overnight in biggest spike ever for second day in a row

    The Scottish Government released their latest daily figures as Covid continues to grip the nation.

    A total of 27,232 Scots have contracted the infection since it first emerged north of the border.

    The new cases recorded overnight represented 11.5 per cent of all newly tested individuals.

    Overall, 290 positive tests came from Glasgow, with 113 in Lothian, and 91 in Lanarkshire.

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  • Cops break up 'numerous' parties at Edinburgh Uni halls as curfew kicks in

    It's reported that officers were scrambled to Pollock Halls of Residence in the capital last night.

    The BBC reports that cops had been called after “informants” raised concerns the parties were breaching regulations.

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    Merseyside Police broke up an outdoor orchestral performance after 150 concert-goers gathered in “close proximity”.

    The orchestra was performing songs by US rapper Dr Dre and the organisers had said the event would be operating under “strict Covid government guidelines”.

    It took place at the 19th century-built Isla Gladstone Conservatory in Liverpool’s Stanley Park.

    Organisers No Strings Attached were fined £10,000 for the Covid-19 breach.


    Scientists had reportedly asked the government to consider having everyone over the age of 45 shield under new coronavirus plans.

    Papers from SAGE have suggested that those over 45 were at greater risk from the killer bug and said could be “segmented” from the rest of the population.

    However, the idea was eventually advised against as it was considered unlikely to be successful – but it is still being kept under review.

    It follows a similar plan to potentially target over-50s with another lockdown.


    EasyJet is “hanging by a thread” after being crippled by the coronavirus pandemic, a union official has claimed.

    In a leaked recording obtained by BBC News, Martin Entwisle of pilots' union Balpa said the airline was in a “really, really dire situation”.

    Mr Entwisle, who's also an EasyJet captain, reportedly made the comment after a meeting with the airline's chief financial officer, Andrew Findlay.

    During the presentation to Balpa members, Mr Entwisle added: “I think the easiest way to put it is that the company is hanging by a thread.

    “If we don't have a good summer next summer and make a considerable amount of money, we really are going to be out of a job.”

  • Seven Fife farm workers test positive for Covid in fresh outbreak

    Health bosses confirmed that the staff members from Kettle Produce, Balmacolm, had caught the bug.

    NHS Fife added that all seven workers are now self-isolating at home as they recover.

    The Balmacolm facility is now set to be partially closed for up to two weeks due to the Covid outbreak.

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    A wedding reception was shut down by police after they found dozens of guests crammed into a restaurant.

    The bar in Swansea, Wales, has been ordered to shut after “a large number of people” attended the nuptials.

    Officers were called to Adelina's Bar and Kitchen on Thursday night and forced everyone at the party to leave.

    Pictures from the night apparently show wedding guests crammed into the bar before the cops arrived to break up the gathering.

  • Positive Covid case linked to Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow as contact tracing underway

    Bosses at the performing arts instutute confirmed that tracing was now underway after the bug scare.

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    A Brit who thought he was “invincible” and dismissed coronavirus as “bull***t” is scared for his life after catching the bug in Tenerife.

    Chris Grailey, previously a healthy 29-year-old, has warned others to take the virus seriously as he struggles to breathe while being given oxygen treatment.

    He said: “I caught it in Tenerife thinking I was invincible, not wearing a mask.

    “I paid the price. I have got no underlying health issues. I don't want anyone making the same mistakes as me.

    “Now I'm in intensive care, waiting to get more treatment, and not knowing if I'm coming out the other side.

    “So I really want you to take this message on board because it could happen to anyone, please please take care.”


    Hundreds of students in Manchester have been told to self-isolate after 127 of them tested positive for coronavirus.

    Residents at the Birley campus and Cambridge Halls at Manchester Metropolitan University have been told to stay in their rooms for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms.

    In total, 1,700 students have been locked down, according to the Manchester Evening News.


    Infectious disease modelling expert Professor Graham Medley warned there would be 100 coronavirus deaths a day in a few weeks' time.

    Prof Medley, who attends meetings of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: “The treatments have improved, the way the virus is transmitting is going to be different, but nonetheless it is a dangerous virus and inevitably it will lead to some deaths.

    “Now whether it is as many – in February and March we were essentially assuming 1% of infections would lead to deaths. Now even if that is 0.8%, which I think would be a great success in terms of treatment, it still means that we are going to see deaths increase.

    “At a level of 10,000 (cases) we are seeing now, means that in three or four weeks we are going to see 100 deaths a day.

    “In order to stop that process increasing again, then we need to make sure that that transmission comes down now because that doubling time will carry on. The things that we do now will not stop 100 people dying a day but they will stop that progressing much higher.”


    GLASGOW turned into a Friday night ghost town as drinkers boycotted city centre bars on the first night of the nationwide 10pm curfew.

    Pubs in the city centre which would normally be packed on a Friday evening were left struggling to find customers.

    Popular drinking spots such as the Merchant City, Royal Exchange Square and St Vincent Street were eerily quiet.

    One pub manager told the Scottish Sun: “It’s been a good night if we’ve been half empty.”

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    A SCOTS coronavirus patient has survived a UK record 172 days in intensive care.

    Brian Mearns, 63, got a standing ovation from medics as he left the unit.

    The Edinburgh dad said: “It’s thanks to the wonderful staff I’m still alive.”

    His miracle survival comes after his family were called into hospital four times to say their final goodbyes.

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  • Infected Glasgow students say Covid outbreak at uni halls was inevitable

    One student said she has now been isolating for nearly a month, having been placed in an initial 14-day quarantine on arrival from California.

    The teenager and three other people in her eight-person flat in Glasgow University's Murano Street Student Village have now tested positive for Covid-19.

    The complex is the university's largest halls of residence and can house 1,175 students.

    The 18-year-old, who is studying international relations and sociology, said she is having to wash her clothes in the sink as the laundry is outside the flat.

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    Mexico's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has passed 75,000.

    The country saw 490 deaths in the passed 24 hours, bringing its total to 75,439, the fourth highest globally.

    It now has the seventh-worst outbreak in the world, with 714,457 cases confirmed.


    A further 33 people have been confirmed to have died in hospitals in England after testing positive for coronavirus, NHS England has said.

    The news brings England's overall death toll to 29,871.

    The patients were aged 56 to 93 and all but two had preexisting health issues.

    The two that did not have any known conditions were aged 88 and 84.


    Households in Leeds will not be allowed to mix indoors from midnight tonight after the city was placed in a local lockdown.

    The latest seven day COVID-19 rate in Leeds is 98.5 per 100,000 people, with 8.4 per cent of people tested returning a positive result.

    The council said it had seen a “consistent upward trend for a number of weeks”, prompting the new measures.

    These restrictions will mean that from midnight people cannot meet people from outside their support bubble in private homes or gardens.

  • Glasgow’s Hard Rock Cafe shut over ‘operational issues’ amid reports of Covid cases

    Photos from the popular Buchanan Street bar showed that it had temporarily shut – with fears there may have been a virus outbreak.

    Sources told The Scottish Sun that someone connected to the premises had tested positive for Covid.

    And one customer was told that the bar was shut due to “operational issues” when they called up to book a table.

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    Last week saw an average of almost 10,000 new coronavirus cases cases per day in England, the Office for National Statistics has said.

    The news comes as measures intended to stop the spread of coronavirus come into force across the UK.

    The latest figures do not include people living in hospitals, care homes, or other institutional settings.

    A statement on the ONS's official twitter account read: “The most recent estimate suggests the number of infections in England has increased in recent weeks.

    “During the most recent week, we estimate there were around 9,600 new covid19 infections per day in England, not including those living in institutional settings.”

  • Suicide prevention expert warns leaving students to self-isolate in halls is 'mental health tragedy waiting to happen'

    Fiona Drouet contacted education bosses on Thursday after it emerged young people had been told they had no option to go back to their parents as they were now part of a separate household.

    Mrs Drouet, whose 18-year-old daughter Emily took her own life at an Aberdeen University halls of residence in 2016, is a member of the Scottish Government’s National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group.

    In her email, she told officials: “I do fear the dire consequences of rapidly deteriorating mental health far outweigh the dangers of the virus itself.”

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    No area of England is currently classified as low risk in the new coronavirus contact tracing app.

    The NHS Covid-19 app, released across England and Wales this week, is intended to alert users if they come into contact with someone who later tests positive for coronavirus.

    The app also tells users whether their neighbourhood is a low, medium, or high risk area.

    A statement on the app's FAQ says that no area is currently classified as low because there is a “general increase in infection rate across the country”.

    “In the current environment it is not considered appropriate for anywhere in England to be deemed ‘low’ risk,” it reads.

  • Scotland sees biggest coronavirus spike yet with 558 new patients

    Nicola Sturgeon's latest update announced that a total of 26,518 cases have been registered in Scotland since the start of the pandemic.

    But no deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours keeping the death toll at 2,510.

    Two-hundred-and-fifty-five of the new cases were in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, with 61 in Lanarkshire.

    The Lothian health board recorded another 119 cases.

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    Tesco has said it will be limiting the number of certain key items that each customer can buy after the government announced new measures to stop the spread of coronavirus.

    The UK's national lockdown in March sparked a flurry of panic buying that left some shops with shortages.

    Tesco said it would bring in a three-item limit on flour, dried pasta, toilet roll, baby wipes, and antibacterial wipes.

    The move comes a day after rival Morrisons announced similar measures.


    A worker at an Aunt Bessie's factory in Hull has died two weeks after a coronavirus outbreak was confirmed at the site.

    The woman was among around 350 people employed at the site, and had reportedly worked there for 21 years.

    The company confirmed on September 10 that a “small number” of workers at the factory had tested positive.

    A statement read: “We are all saddened about the death of our colleague, and our thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends at this time.

    “As a mark of respect, today we won’t be running the shift our colleague worked on, so that friends and colleagues have time to mourn and remember her.”

  • Scots students treated as ‘second class citizens’ through strict Covid bans, says union chief

    Mary Senior, Scots University and College Union official, says it's “astounding” that students are being blamed for a spike in virus cases.

    Students have been banned from going to the pub as more than 1,000 self-isolate across the country.

    And they've been warned they could be booted out of university if they breach the new rules, with new restrictions criticised for breaching students' rights.

    Universities have also now agreed to introduce a “yellow card, red card” system to breaches of student discipline that put students and others at risk.

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