Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon confirms no new deaths but a further 559 Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

Scotland has recorded 559 positive coronavirus tests in the past 24 hours, Nicola Sturgeon said.

No deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours, she added, meaning the death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is 6,715.

Speaking during the Scottish Government’s daily briefing, the First Minister said 192,375 people have now tested positive in Scotland, up from 191,816 the previous day.

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The daily test positivity rate is 7 per cent, down from 7.3 per cent on the previous 24 hours.

Of the new cases, 123 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 112 in Lothian and 97 in Lanarkshire.

There are 1,428 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, down 15 in 24 hours, and 102 patients are in intensive care, down two.

The First Minister added that 1,255,190 people have received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, an increase of 31,416 on the previous day’s figures.

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