COVID-19 case numbers in Helensburgh and Lomond, and across the whole of Argyll and Bute, have now remained in single figures for more than a month, according to official data.

Public Health Scotland says that there were only five cases in the entire council area for the seven days to Tuesday, April 27.

Case numbers haven’t reached double figures in Argyll and Bute since the week to March 17, when there were 10 confirmed positive tests.

Meanwhile, more than 50,000 Argyll and Bute residents – 69.6 per cent of the population – had received their first Covid vaccine dose by Thursday, while more than a third – 35.3 per cent, or 25,790 people – had received their second.

No further deaths relating to Covid-19 were recorded in Argyll and Bute for the week to April 25, according to the National Records of Scotland – the fifth week in a row no such deaths have been recorded in the area.

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