Covid Scotland: More than 3,000 new cases and three deaths recorded in past 24 hours

More than 3,000 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Scotland during the past 24 hours. 

Scottish Government figures have confirmed that 3,108 new infections have been identified since Friday.

Three new deaths of someone who tested positive for the virus within the past 28 day was also recorded, taking the toll when counting by this measure to 7,726.

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Separate figures from National Records of Scotland which record deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate put the overall death toll at 10,168 up to 27 June.

The test positivity rate was 9.6% — meaning nearly one in ten of the 34,567 tests carried out which returned results found a positive sample.  

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According to the latest statistics, the vaccination programme has now administered 3,844,371 first doses, while  people have received a second.  

A total of 306 people remain in hospital receiving treatment for the virus, while 25 are in intensive care. 

Scottish numbers: 3 July 2021

Summary

3,108 new cases of COVID-19 reported*

34,567 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results

9.6% of these were positive

3 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive 

25 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19

306 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19

3,844,371 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 2,749,373 have received their 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