Covid Scotland: More than 7,500 new Covid cases and 30 deaths recorded in 24 hours

More than 7,500 new coronavirus cases have been recorded by the Scottish Government in the past 24 hours.

According to the latest figures, 7,565 new cases of Covid-19 have been logged since Monday.

This figure includes cases identified using either a first lateral flow device or PCR positive test, and come as guidance on working from home was eased to allow people to return to offices.

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In that time 30 have been reported of someone who tested positive for the virus over the past 28 days. 

The death toll therefore now stands at 10,341 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 12,823 as of January 23.

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

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A total of 29 people are currently being treated in intensive care with recently confirmed Covid-19, with 1,177 in hospital who had recently contracted the virus overall.

The total number of first vaccinations given is 4,416,119 while 4,129,347 people have now received a second dose.

In total, 3,299,180 have received a third dose or booster vaccine.

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