Coronavirus Scotland: Less than 2,000 new cases recorded overnight

The Scottish Government has recorded less than 2,000 new coronavirus cases and 27 deaths in the past 24 hours.

According to the latest Scottish Government figures, 1,908 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the past 24 hours.

27 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 8,819.

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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 11,134 as of October 3.

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

Of the 19,394 new tests for Covid-19 carried out which reported results in the past 24 hours – 10.5% were positive.

A total of 51 people are currently being treated in intensive care with recently confirmed Covid-19, with 935 in hospital who had recently contracted the virus overall.

The total number of first vaccinations given is 4,265,755 while 3,866,372 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