The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have released the latest data from their COVID-19 Infection Survey.
Prof James Naismith, Director of the Rosalind Franklin Institute, and University of Oxford, said:
“The data released today covering the week ending 5th June show continuing growth in the number of cases. Given Scotland and England have similar prevalence of the highly infectious delta variant it would be interesting to hear the scientific advisory committee member’s views on the basis behind their different approaches to crowds around the euro 2020 events. Such large events clearly present a significant risk of sudden increase in spread.