NHS Grampian has reported more than 100 positive coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours – for the first time in a week.
The health board reported 126 new cases, a rise of 45 on yesterday’s figures.
Of those, 59 were reported in Aberdeen City, 49 in Aberdeenshire and 18 in Moray.
One person in Aberdeen has also died from the virus in the same time frame, with 13 in total recorded in Scotland.
The Western Isles has reported five new cases in the past 24 hours following a spike earlier in the week.
The health board reported their highest ever amount of cases on Tuesday following an outbreak in a Stornoway care home. Yesterday, it was confirmed the number of cases at Dun Berisay Care Home was 19.
Elsewhere, the Highlands reported 73 new cases.
A further two cases were recorded in Shetland, while Orkney had no new cases for a second day.
The latest government data shows that numbers rose across the country in the past 24 hours, with a total of 1,398 new cases confirmed.
That’s an extra 219 cases on yesterday’s figure of 1,179.
Today’s statistics show a further decrease in the daily test positivity rate, making it the lowest positivity rate since June 19 for the third day in a row.
The government reported that of 33,679 new tests for Covid-19 across Scotland – just 4.6% were positive.
The number of people currently in hospital with recently confirmed Covid has risen slightly to 490, while 60 people are in intensive care.
As for the vaccination roll-out, 4,005,421 people have received their first dose of the vaccine while 3,145,017 have also received their second.
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