Coronavirus Scotland: No deaths and 1,237 new cases recorded

The Scottish Government have recorded just over 1,200 new Covid-19 cases and no deaths in the past 24 hours.

According to the latest Scottish Government figures, 1,237 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the past 24 hours, the number is 70 fewer than Saturday’s cases.

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

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The total death toll according to the measure used by the Scottish Government therefore remains at 7,848.

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 10,268 as of July 18.

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

Of the 18,180 new tests for Covid-19 carried out which reported results in the past 24 hours – 7.5% were positive, 1.4% more than those on Saturday.

A total of 64 people are currently being treated in intensive care with recently confirmed Covid-19, which is four more than yesterday, with 478 in hospital overall.

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A further 2,222  first doses of the vaccine have been given bringing the total number to 3,997,105 while 3,079,492  people have now received a second dose.

It was noted that Public Health Scotland (PHS)had not received data from NHS Tayside laboratories from 5:50pm on Friday, July 23. PHS and NHS Tayside are currently working to resolve the issue.

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