Covid Scotland: Nine new coronavirus deaths and 1,000 cases in last 24 hours

Scotland has recorded nine coronavirus deaths and 1,018 new cases in the past 24 hours, the latest Scottish Government figures show.

It brings the death toll under the daily measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – to 7,939.

The daily test positivity rate is 4.9%, down from 6.2% the previous day.

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A total of 445 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed Covid-19 down 29 on the previous day, with 64 patients in intensive care, a rise of four.

So far, 4,009,611 people have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination and 3,180,160 have received their second dose.

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