Coronavirus in Scotland: No further deaths for second day in a row, but 21 new positive cases reported

New figures reveal that 21 further Covid-19 cases were confirmed, the highest number for weeks.

Scotland has recorded its highest daily positive coronavirus tests for almost a month.

Figures released by the Scottish Government show there were 21 confirmed results over a 24-hour period as of 2pm on Saturday.

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It is the highest number since June 21, when there were 26 positive test results.

A further 21 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland.A further 21 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland.
A further 21 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland.

Deputy first minister John Sweeney warned the public of the ongoing threat of coronavirus, with the surge in positive cases coming after lockdown measures were eased on Wednesday.

He tweeted: "Thankfully another day of no deaths recorded due to #COVID. 21 positive cases however remind us of the danger still out there."

The data also shows there were no deaths involving someone who had been confirmed as having Covid-19, meaning the death toll under this measurement remains unchanged from Thursday at 2,491.

A total of 18,422 people have now tested positive for the virus in Scotland.

There are 305 people in hospital with confirmed Covid-19, a decrease of 11 from Friday.

Of these patients, three are in intensive care - which is the same as the previous day - however, five other people are in intensive care with suspected coronavirus.

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