Coronavirus positive cases in Glasgow have increased again over the last seven days.

The statistics for the city show positive tested cases in every local community.

In the seven days up until October 24 there were 1953 new positive cases, compared to 1810 for the previous seven days.

It is the highest the city has recorded as weekly figures continue to rise.

However, since a high during the last seven days of 367 the number of positive cases had fallen in each of the last five days.

The area with the highest number of cases was Baillieston East with 41 new positive test results.

Craigend/Ruchazie was second highest with 40 and Darnley west third with 39.

There were 29 local areas with more than 20 cases in the last seven days.

No local area, in the statistical breakdown had no new cases but some had between one and four and ten areas had five positive cases in the week.

The Scottish Government and its advisers use a range of measures when looking at how high the virus is and what measures need to be put in place to slow the spread.

One of the measures is a rolling seven-day average usually over at least three weeks

For Glasgow City the numbers have increased over the last four weeks from 1205 in the week up to September 27 to the 1953 recorded over the latest seven -day period.

The rate of positive cases per 100,000 population is another measure used to analyse the patterns of the spread.

For Glasgow, the latest rate over seven days is 308. One week earlier it was 285.

The area with the lowest number of positive cases was Maryhill West which had four or fewer and a rate per 100,000 of between 30-49.

The other lowest areas with a rate of 50 to 74 per 100,000 were Anniesland East with four or fewer and Hillhead with five cases.

Partick and Sighthill also had four or fewer but a rate of between 75 and 99 per 100,000 population.

The area with the highest number, Baillieston East saw cases almost double increasing to 41 from 22 the previous week.

The most significant drop was in the area which has previously been the highest, City Centre East where cases halved to 29 from 58 the previous week.

Glasgow is likely to be put in the second highest level of coronavirus restrictions when the new strategy takes effect next Monday.

Nicola Sturgeon said that she would outline what factors will determine what levels each area is put into later this week.

There are five levels from zero at the lowest to four which is similar, but not identical, to a full lockdown.

Ms Sturgeon said that currently level three is broadly what is in place in Glasgow and the rest of the central belt.

And she added: “There may be no immediate changes. We are not going to take unnecessary risks.”

It would mean the rule of no meeting in other people houses and restrictions on hospitality continuing.

The rest of Scotland is under what is roughly equal to level two.

Ms Sturgeon said the way for areas to be moved into a lower level was for there to be a reduction in Covid cases.

And she added: “The best way of moving to a lower level of restrictions and of living more freely is to have a lower level of transmission of the virus.

“The best way we have of driving transmission lower and keeping it low is for all of us to stick to the rules that are in place at any given time.

“And that, of course, is a collective responsibility for all of us.”

The First Minister said that discussions with local councils are being held and the levels will be debated in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday.

The First Minister said the daily figures suggest the restrictions are starting to have an effect

She added: “Cases are slowing but not reducing.”

The latest daily report showed there were 1122 new positive cases of coronavirus recorded and 428 were in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 274 in Lanarkshire, 105 in Lothian and 97 in Ayrshire and Arran.

There were 1052 people in hospital, an increase of 36 and there were 90 in intensive care, up by 4.

There was one new death registered of a person who had tested positive for Covid-18 in the last 28 days.