Coronavirus Scotland: 30 further deaths as over 4,900 new cases recorded

The Scottish Government has recorded more than 4,900 new coronavirus cases and 30 deaths in the past 24 hours.

According to the latest Scottish Government figures, 4,917 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the past 24 hours, the number is 1,542 more than Tuesday’s cases.

30 further deaths have been reported of someone who tested positive for the virus over the past 28 days, which is nine more than yesterday.

The total death toll according to the measure used by the Scottish Government therefore stands at 8,293.

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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 10,668 as of September 12.

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

Of the 57,383 new tests for Covid-19 carried out which reported results in the past 24 hours – 9.2% were positive, 2.2% less than those on Tuesday.

A total of 91 people are currently being treated in intensive care with recently confirmed Covid-19, an increase of two from yesterday, with 1,079 in hospital who had recently contracted the virus overall, an increase of 15.

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1,943 more first doses of the vaccine have been given bringing the total number to 4,146,847 while 3,788,551 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