Coronavirus in Scotland: 1,782 new cases recorded today as 163,377 vaccinated
The new cases represent 11.5% of the the total number of tests carried out.
This takes the total number of cases in Scotland to 151, 548.
The remaining cases were spread across the seven other mainland health boards in Scotland.
As of yesterday, 163,377 people had received their first dose of Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine.
1,664 people are currently in hospital with covid, an increase of 126 since yesterday and means that those in hospital is ‘quite a bit above the peak of the first wave back in April’, according to the First Minister.
126 people are intensive care, three more than yesterday, and one additional death has been registered, however, figures are often ‘artificially low’ on Mondays due to registration offices being closed.
Since the last media briefing on Friday, a total of 97 deaths were recorded taking the total number of deaths up to 4,969.
The latest figures come as the mass community roll out of the covid vaccine for the over 80s began today with the Government expecting to utilise more than 1,100 GP practices and community centres.
Jeane Freeman noted that the Scottish Government will ‘absolutely be able’ to match Matt Hancock’s UK Government pledge for all four priority groups to be vaccinated and invited for vaccination by mid-February and all Scots vaccinated by October 18.
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