Nicola Sturgeon: 1 new Covid-19 death and 677 new cases

Scotland has recorded one death from coronavirus and 677 positive tests in the past 24 hours, Nicola Sturgeon said.

It brings the death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – to 3,917.

Ms Sturgeon said 100,783 people have now tested positive in Scotland, up from 100,106 the previous day.

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The daily test positivity rate is 6.7%, up from 5.2% on the previous day.

Scotland has recorded one death from coronavirus and 677 positive tests in the past 24 hours, Nicola Sturgeon said. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Scotland has recorded one death from coronavirus and 677 positive tests in the past 24 hours, Nicola Sturgeon said. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Of the new cases, 178 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 114 in Lothian and 103 in Lanarkshire.

There are 974 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, up 23 in 24 hours.

Of these patients, 59 are in intensive care, down three.

Earlier today, the First Minister met staff who are co-ordinating the vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.

The first people to get the jab will be the vaccinators themselves, with priorities set by a UK-wide Joint Committee.

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