As we’ve previously said, we will encounter setbacks as we strive to make progress in the fight against Covid-19.
Almost 3,000 new Covid-19 cases in Scotland were reported on Wednesday, an increase of around 800 on the day before, and a new highest daily number.
The current wave of Covid-19 is spreading mainly among under 45s, with most cases in younger, yet to be vaccinated groups.
There is also a spike in male cases. In recent days, among people aged 20 to 24, males made up more than three quarters (75%) of people testing positive.
Around a third of people recently infected had been in some sort of hospitality venue, while another third had been in retail premises.
It’s vital that we don’t risk all the progress we’ve made. So, if taking part in social activities indoors, please continue to be very cautious and stick to the FACTS.