Coronavirus in Scotland: Eight further Covid deaths and 639 new cases reported on Saturday
Scotland has recorded eight deaths from Covid-19 and 639 new cases in the past 24 hours, the Scottish Government has reported.
It brings the death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – to 7,508.
The test positivity rate stood at 3.4%, and 479 people are in hospital with recently confirmed Covid-19.
A total of 1,867,123 people have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine – an increase of 22,487 from the previous day – while 156,250 have received their second dose.
The latest figures come exactly one year after the first coronavirus death in Scotland was recorded.
On March 13 2020, Scotland’s then chief medical officer, Dr Catherine Calderwood, said she was “saddened to report” a patient being treated for Covid-19 had died.
At the time, the number of people with the virus in Scotland was 85, out of 3,314 tests.