A new cluster of Covid-19 has been confirmed in the north east of Glasgow.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have identified eight coronavirus cases through Test and Protect, with a number of them pupils at Bannerman High School in Ballieston.
All of the pupils are self-isolating and none attended the reopening of the school today.
Everyone who has tested positive has so far only experienced mild symptoms.
NHS staff are working on further contact tracing, and say there is no current added risk to the community.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde director of public health Dr Linda de Caestecker said: “We want to reassure local people and businesses that this cluster of cases of Covid-19 is being thoroughly investigated and managed by the NHSGGC Public Health Protection Team.
“Anyone affected will be contacted through the Test and Protect service. We want to reassure the wider community and especially pupils and teachers returning to school that there is no added risk due to this cluster.
“We also want to remind people to stay off school or work and get tested if they experience any symptoms.”
Earlier today, Nicola Sturgeon said there had been 47 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus since the start of the pandemic to 19,126.
24 of those cases were in the NHS Grampian area, where lockdown measures were extended today for the city of Aberdeen.
There were no confirmed deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, but weekly figures from National Records of Scotland showed that five deaths last week were linked to Covid-19.
Last week’s figure marked the lowest level of Covid-related deaths since March.
The total number of coronavirus-linked deaths in Scotland is 4,213.
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