Coronavirus Scotland: 2,297 new cases and no deaths recorded overnight

The Scottish Government has recorded over 2,200 new coronavirus cases and no deaths in the past 24 hours.

According to the latest Scottish Government figures, 2,297 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the past 24 hours.

No further deaths have been reported of someone who tested positive for the virus over the past 28 days.

The total death toll according to the measure used by the Scottish Government therefore remains at 8,792.

Separate figures produced by National Records of Scotland (NRS) which record the number of deaths where Covid was mentioned on a death certificate, put the figure at 11,134 as of October 3.

NRS figures include deaths where “suspected” or “probable” Covid-19 appears on the death certificate.

Of the 21,229  new tests for Covid-19 carried out which reported results in the past 24 hours – 11.4% were positive.

A total of 56 people are currently being treated in intensive care with recently confirmed Covid-19, with 933 in hospital who had recently contracted the virus overall.

The total number of first vaccinations given is 4,,261,124 while 3,864,670 people have now received a second dose.

The Herald Scotland

The Herald Scotland

The Herald is a Scottish broadsheet newspaper founded in 1783. The Herald is the longest running national newspaper in the world and is the eighth oldest daily paper in the world. The title was simplified from The Glasgow Herald in 1992