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Covid Scotland: More than 7,000 new cases and ten deaths recorded



The Scottish Government has recorded more than 7,000 new coronavirus cases and ten deaths in the past 24 hours.

According to the latest Scottish Government figures, 7,076 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the past 24 hours.

Ten deaths have been reported of someone who tested positive for the virus over the past 28 days.

The death toll therefore now stands  at 9,822 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Separate figures produced by National Records of Scotland (NRS) which record the number of deaths where Covid was mentioned on a death certificate, put the figure at 12,327 as of December 19.

NRS figures include deaths where “suspected” or “probable” Covid-19 appears on the death certificate.

Of the 55,780 new tests for Covid-19 carried out which reported results in the past 24 hours – 14.6% were positive.

A total of 34 people are currently being treated in intensive care with recently confirmed Covid-19, with 536 in hospital who had recently contracted the virus overall.

The total number of first vaccinations given is 4,378,172 while 4,006,076 people have now received a second dose.

2,841,703 have received a third dose or booster vaccine.

 





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