Coronavirus in Scotland: Three deaths and 278 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

Scotland has recorded three Covid-19 deaths and 278 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to the latest daily figures.

It brings the death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – to 7,636.

Scottish Government figures show 222,660 people have tested positive since the start of the outbreak, up from 222,382 the previous day.

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The daily test positivity rate is 1.3%, down from 1.6%.

In Scotland there are 119 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, down from 133, while 20 patients remain in intensive care.

And 2,694,971 people have been given their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, up 12,265 from yesterday, with 634,422 receiving a second dose.

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Scotland has recorded three coronavirus deaths and 278 positive tests in the past 24 hours.

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