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SURGE IN COVID CASES LIKELY ‘LINKED TO FOOTBALL FANS WATCHING THE EUROS, SAYS SCOTTISH HEALTH SECRETARY
The surge in coronavirus cases is partly linked to football fans watching the Euro 2020 tournament indoors, Scotland’s Health Secretary Humza Yousaf has said.
A number of cases have also been linked to coaches transporting fans to London to watch Scotland play, Mr Yousaf added.
On Monday, the daily coronavirus figures showed 3,285 people had reported positive Covid-19 tests overnight, the highest number since the start of the pandemic.
However, vaccination has weakened the link between cases and being taken to hospital.
Speaking to the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland programme, Mr Yousaf said the Government was being cautious, but ministers are not looking at introducing further restrictions in the worst-affected areas.
He said: “If we look at the data that’s presented, it’s very clear that it’s skewed disproportionately towards young males, those under 40.”