Coronavirus in Scotland: 1,429 new cases and no new deaths recorded

Scotland has recorded 1,429 new cases of Covid-19 and no further deaths, the Scottish Government have announced.

The latest coronavirus figures have been announced by the Scottish Government
The latest coronavirus figures have been announced by the Scottish Government

The number of new infections is 88 above the 1,341 announced on Sunday but the number of people who have died is 78 higher since Friday.

It is the lowest figure of new coronavirus cases since late December, although official figures being reported tend to be lower at the weekends which Ms Sturgeon highlighted today.

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As of Sunday evening, 1,959 people were in hospital with recently confirmed Covid-19, up 41 from the previous day.

There were also 146 patients in intensive care, a decrease of one patient.

It was also confirmed that 264,991 people have received their first dose of the vaccine across Scotland.

Ms Sturgeon reiterated that new travel restrictions mean anyone travelling to Scotland from outside the UK or Ireland from today must have a negative test result from a Covid test taken less than 72 hours before their arrival.

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