The drop in positive coronavirus tests in Glasgow has slowed but case numbers continue to fall.

The latest weekly statistics show that up until last Friday, February 19, there were 856 new positive cases reported in the city.

It is a reduction of just 45 from the previous seven days.

It is however yet another fall and is around half of the number recorded four weeks ago on January 22 when it was 1699.

The rate of positive tests measured as per hundred of population dipped accordingly form 142 per 100,000 to 135.

It remains above the overall Scottish figure of 103.9 per 100,000, with 5676 cases over the latest seven-day period.

 The latest figures come as Nicola Sturgeon is due to announce the road map out of lockdown which will depend on the progress of the vaccination programme, a continued reduction in positive cases and numbers in hospital.

Glasgow has the 10th highest rate of Covid cases in Scotland with Falkirk the highest at 213 per 100,000.

Aberdeen City has the lowest of the mainland with 26.7 per 100,000 and just 61 positive cases recorded in the last week.

There was just one area in Glasgow at the highest level of above 400 per 100,000 people, shown as the darkest purple on the map.

Pollokshields East had 21 new cases which was 416 per 100,000.

It was followed by 27 areas where the rate was between 200 and 399 per 100,000 shown as the next darkest purple on the map.

The included at the higher end, Govanhill West with 23 cases a rate of 397 per 100,000.
It was followed by Drumchapel North, with 12, Greenfield 16 and Knightswood Park East with 12, all above 300 per 100,000.

At the lower end of that scale were Castlemilk with 10, Parkhead West and Barrowfield with 15, Maryhill East, 7, Nitshill, l3 Garrowhill East and Swinton and Roystonhill, 9 Blochairn and Provanmill, 13 all below 220 per 100,000.