Covid Scotland: Over 5,000 new cases and no deaths recorded

The Scottish Government has recorded more than 5,000 new coronavirus cases and no further deaths have been reported overnight.

According to the latest Scottish Government figures, 5,307 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the past 24 hours.

This figure includes cases identified using either a first lateral flow device or PCR positive test.

No deaths have been reported of someone who tested positive for the virus over the past 28 days.

The death toll therefore stands at 10,596 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 13,157 as of February 13.

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

A total of 13 people are currently being treated in intensive care with recently confirmed Covid-19, with 1,051 in hospital who had recently contracted the virus overall.

The total number of first vaccinations given is 4,432,566 while 4,151,403 people have now received a second dose.

3,397,270 have received a third dose or booster vaccine.


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