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Covid Scotland: More than 7,600 new cases and 15 deaths recorded in 24 hours


More than 7,600 new coronavirus cases have been recorded by the Scottish Government in the past 24 hours.

According to the latest figures, 7,640 new cases of Covid-19 have been logged since Tusday.

In that time 15 deaths have been reported of someone who tested positive for the virus over the past 28 days. 

The death toll therefore now stands at 10,462 since the beginning of the pandemic.

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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 13,075 as of 6 February.

HeraldScotland:

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

A total of 21 people are currently being treated in intensive care with recently confirmed Covid-19, with 934 in hospital who had recently contracted the virus overall.

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The total number of first vaccinations given is 4,423,943 while 4,138,634 people have now received a second dose.

In total, 3,328,947 have received a third dose or booster vaccine.





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