The number of coronavirus cases in South Lanarkshire increased by 201 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and one more death was recorded.
A total of 27,158 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in South Lanarkshire when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on August 18 (Wednesday), up from 26,957 on Tuesday.
The rate of infection in South Lanarkshire now stands at 8,465 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the Scotland average of 6,765.
Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 33,646 over the period, to 6,355,887.
There was also one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in South Lanarkshire.
The dashboard shows 659 people had died in the area by August 18 (Wednesday) – up from 658 on Tuesday.
It means there have been two deaths in the past week, which is an increase on one the previous week.
They were among 8,051 deaths recorded across Scotland.
The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in South Lanarkshire.
Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.
The figures also show that nearly nine in 10 people in South Lanarkshire have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.
The latest figures show 218,951 people had received both jabs by August 17 (Tuesday) – 85% of those aged 18 and over, based on mid-2020 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.
Across Scotland, 79% of people aged 18 and above had received a second dose of the jab.