Coronavirus in Scotland: Highest daily figure of new cases since May for second day in a row

The Scottish Government figures confirmed no new deaths in the last 24 hours, but number of new cases across the country continues to spike.

A total of 244 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland in the past 24 hours – the highest daily figure since May 6.

The latest Scottish Government figures, released on Sunday (August 13) show that 22,679 people have now tested positive in Scotland, up from 22,435 the day before.

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This is 3.7% of newly-tested individuals.

No further deaths of confirmed Covid-19 patients have been recorded in the past 24 hours, meaning that the number of fatalities in Scotland remains at 2,499.

There are 259 people currently in hospital confirmed to have the virus, down by two in 24 hours.

Of these patients, seven were in intensive care, down one from the previous day.

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