THE change in the spread of Covid across Glasgow over the festive period can be seen in the big reduction in the number of areas where the virus was so low it was considered suppressed.

Only one area recorded the lowest level, between 0 and 2 cases.

Overall, coronavirus cases in Glasgow shot up by more than 80% in the week between Christmas and New Year.

Coronavirus: the Glasgow areas with the most cases after Christmas Day

Official figures show the number of positive tested cases of the virus in the city in the seven days up to January 1 was 1897.

The week before December 25, the number was 1036. It represents an increase of 83% in just one week.

In the week up to Christmas in Glasgow there were 19 areas where there were between 0 and 2 positive tested cases of Coronavirus and where it was considered suppressed.

However, by New Year’s Day there was only one where that was the situation. 

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Only Sighthill, in the north of the city, shown as white on the map, remained in the suppressed category.

Other areas with a lower than average rate, of between 50 and 99 per 100,000 people, shown a grey on the map, were Bridgeton, 3 positive cases, Cartyne West, and Haghill, 3, City Centre West, 4, Finnieston and Kelvinhaugh, 10, Govanhill West, 3, Kelvindale, 6, Kinning Park and Festival Park, 3 and Maryhill West, also 3.