Coronavirus in Scotland: 1,504 new cases in the last 24 hours

The First Minister announced in her daily coronavirus briefing this afternoon that in the last 24 hours Scotland has recorded another 1,504 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Latest coronavirus figures in Scotland
Latest coronavirus figures in Scotland

To date, 1,078 people are being treated in hospital having tested for coronavirus which is 17 more than yesterday.

59 people are being cared for in intensive care, which is one more than the figure reported yesterday.

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No new deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.

In total, Scotland has recorded 113, 050 cases of coronavirus.

Nicola Sturgeon also said: “You will have noticed today's figure represents a significantly higher number of new cases than we have seen in recent times, we think that this may be in part due to a processing backlog last week within the UK lighthouse system.

"So, please be aware that these figures may be affected by that backlog of cases now coming through the system, and being reported on however, we are doing further analysis of these case numbers to confirm that.”

In total, since the start of the pandemic, Scotland has recorded 4,283 deaths related to coronavirus.

The First Minister also pointed out that it is worth noting that figures can be artificially low on a Monday as registration offices across the country are largely closed over the weekend.

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