Coronavirus in Scotland: 1,707 new cases and 64 deaths recorded today as 208,207 vaccinated

Scotland has recorded 64 deaths of Covid-19 patients and 1,707 new cases in the past 24 hours, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

The latest daily coronavirus figures have been shared by the Scottish Government.
The latest daily coronavirus figures have been shared by the Scottish Government.

The death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is now 5,166.

Speaking at the start of First Minister’s Questions at Holyrood, Ms Sturgeon said the daily test positivity rate is 8.3%, down from 10.2% on Wednesday, when 1,949 positive cases were recorded.

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A total of 157,079 people have tested positive in Scotland since the start of the pandemic.

There are 1,829 people in hospital confirmed to have Covid-19, up by 35 in 24 hours.

Of these patients, 142 are in intensive care, a rise of eight in the same period.

Ms Sturgeon also announced 208,207 people in Scotland had received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination as of Wednesday.

The Public Health Scotland statistics indicate an increase of 16,242 on the 191,965 vaccinated 24 hours previously.

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