Coronavirus Scotland: 6,170 new Covid cases in 24 hours and 9 new deaths

There have been 6,170 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Scotland in the past 24 hours. 

According to Scottish Government statistics, there have been 9 new deaths in the same period. 

Of the 57,279 new tests for Covid-19 reported results, – 11.5% were positive.

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59 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed Covid-19 with 629 in hospital.

The Scottish Government figure of newly reported cases includes a larger than usual proportion of specimens that were processed more than 48 hours ago as a result of the high volumes of tests currently being received.

4,108,804 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 3,691,066 have received their second dose

Yesterday, 6,029 new cases were reported with 7 new deaths. 

This week, Scotland’s First Minister is giving an update to the Scottish Parliament on Covid restrictions as cases surge.

The latest daily data revealed that there are now 585 people in hospital with the virus, up from 312 just eleven days ago. It is the highest figure since early March.

Two health boards in Scotland have the highest rate of Covid-19 in Europe over the last seven days according to data from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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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