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Coronavirus: 71 new cases across north and north-east in past 24 hours

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jon Super/AP/Shutterstoc
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jon Super/AP/Shutterstoc

A further four people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in Scotland.

Today’s update from the Scottish Government shows the country’s virus death toll is now 6,715.

The data also revealed there have been 903 new cases of Covid-19 in Scotland in the past 24 hours.

A total of 13,808 new tests that reported results were recorded – 7.3% of these were positive.

There are 1,442 people in hospitals across Scotland with a recently confirmed Covid-19 diagnosis – and 104 of them are in intensive care.

Since the start of the outbreak, a total of 1,626,198 people in Scotland have been tested at least once.

Of these people, 191,816 have tested positive and 1,434,382 were confirmed negative.


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Coronavirus cases: Regional breakdown

Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.

NHS Highland has recorded a further 20 cases of coronavirus since Saturday. There has now been 4,382 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

There are 33 Covid patients in hospital in the north – a decrease of three in the past day – and eight people in intensive care.

There were four new cases in the Western Isles, taking the region’s total to 247.

A new cluster of cases was discovered on Lewis in the past week.

There were no new cases confirmed on Shetland or Orkney. 

A further 47 people tested positive for the virus in the NHS Grampian area in the past 24 hours.

The health board’s total number of positive cases is now 13,078.

There were 13 cases in Aberdeen, 22 in Aberdeenshire and 11 in Moray. 

The data shows there are 53 patients with a recently confirmed case of the virus in hospital – an increase of two since Saturday – and six in intensive care.

Covid vaccine in Scotland

The Scottish Government also gave an update on the Covid vaccine rollout progress. The data shows 1,223,774 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 14,281 have received their second dose.

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