GLASGOW has the highest rate of Covid in the UK, in the latest daily figures on the pandemic. 

The latest statistics show that 250 of yesterday's 714 new cases were detected in the city. 

The daily figures - compiled by the Travelling Tabby tracker site - also puts Glasgow highest in the UK for prevalence, at 39.5 per 100,000 compared to 36.7 in Liverpool.

Glasgow Times: Source: Travelling TabbySource: Travelling Tabby

Edinburgh was ninth in the daily chart, with 80 new cases. 

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The seven-day average continues to put overall prevalence highest in Liverpool and Bolton with 261.2 and 250 cases per 100,000 respectively. 

In comparison, Glasgow has a seven-day average of 165.2 cases per 100,000, with Edinburgh much lower on 60.6 cases per 100,000. 

It comes amid mounting concern over the situation facing students across the UK, with thousands now quarantined in halls in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. 

Around 1200 students in Scotland are in isolation after breakouts of Covid in Glasgow, Dundee, Abertay, Aberdeen and St Andrews Universities.

Hundreds of students have reportedly fled campuses this weekend to return home, in spite of pleas from the Scottish Government to stay put to prevent transmission to other areas.