Covid Scotland: Highest number of daily deaths recorded since July in last 24 hours

Scotland has recorded its highest daily death figure since July today as 17 additional deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.

On July 22, 2021, 22 deaths were recorded over the 24 hour period. Today’s figure is the highest Scotland has seen since then.

In addition to the increase in deaths, 6,400 new positive cases of coronavirus were reported, which was 11.1 per cent of all tests carried out over the 24 hour period.

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The 17 additional deaths recorded today brings the total death toll in Scotland to 8,144 since the start of the pandemic.

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Highest number of daily deaths recorded since July in last 24 hours.

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