CORONAVIRUS cases in Glasgow have fallen again, according to the latest weekly numbers – just a week before lockdown begins to be eased.

There were 662 positive tested cases recorded in Glasgow in the seven days up to March 26.

That is a rate of 104 per 100,000 population, using a key benchmark for the Government deciding on which lockdown measures to impose.

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It is still higher that the Scottish figure and Glasgow is one of three council areas in the country that remains above 100 cases per 100,000 of population.

West Lothian was the highest last week with 158 cases per 100,000 and 240 new cases, and North Lanarkshire was also higher than Glasgow with 143 per 100,000 and 490 new cases.

Of Scotland’s 32 council areas, a total of 15 had a rate of below 50 per 100,000, giving hope that the planned lockdown easing will take place as numbers continue to fall.

The other 14 areas were between 50 and 99 cases per 100,000.

In Glasgow, it was a continuation of the downward trend seen since January, with only one week – earlier this month – seeing an increase.

There was one area in Glasgow in the last seven days that was still in the highest category of more than 400 per 100,000.

Darnley North, the one shown as dark purple int eh bottom left of the map, had 18 new cases which was a rate of 508 per 100,000.

There were 15 areas with a rate of between 200 and 399 per 100,000 shown on the map as the next darkest purple.

Seven were higher than 300 cases per 100,000. These were Crookston South, Nitshill, Kinning Park/ Festival Park, Barmulloch, Keppochill, Cranhill/Lightburn/Queenslie South and Drumry East.

Eight were between 200 and 300 per 100,000.

These were Springburn East/Cowlairs, Barlanark, Blairdardie West, Knightswood West, Balornock, Maryhill West, Braidfauld and Pollokshaws.

There were 42 areas between 100 and 199 per 100,000, shown as the darker grey colour on the map.

At the higher end of the range were Parkhead West, Milton West and Baillieston East, Dalmarnock and Knightswood Park East, all above 180.

At the lower end was Yoker North, Garthamlock, Woodlands, Blackhill/Barmulloch East, Firhill and Ibrox, all below 110 per 100,000.