Coronavirus in Scotland: 691 new Covid cases and 20 further deaths reported on Wednesday

Scotland has recorded the deaths of 20 Covid-19 patients and 691 new cases in the past 24 hours, Nicola Sturgeon said.

The First Minister told MSPs on Holyrood’s Covid-19 Committee that the number of people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for the disease had now risen to 7,461.

The daily test positivity rate is 3.1%, Ms Sturgeon said.

She also told the committee that by 8.30am on Wednesday a total of 1,809,158 Scots had received their first dose of the vaccine, an increase of 19,781 on the previous day’s total.

Other figures on the number of people in hospital will be available later in the day, the First Minister said.

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The latest Covid-19 figures have been shared by the Scottish Government.

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