22 Aug 2020

Coronavirus cases on the rise across Europe


Across much of Europe – coronavirus infections are on the rise, including Germany, Spain and Italy – which has just recorded more than 1,000 new daily cases for the first time since May.

In the UK, the official number of deaths has risen by 18 in the last 24 hours to a total of 41,423. A further 1,288 new infections have been confirmed.

Scotland has recorded 123 new cases – its highest level since May – 78 of them in Tayside – where there’s been an outbreak at a food processing plant.