Coronavirus in Scotland: 2,160 new cases and 61 deaths recorded today as 224,840 vaccinated

Scotland has recorded 61 deaths of Covid-19 patients and 2,160 new cases in the past 24 hours, Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has announced.

The latest daily coronavirus figures have been shared by the Scottish Government.
The latest daily coronavirus figures have been shared by the Scottish Government.

The death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is now 5,227.

Ms Freeman said the daily test positivity rate is 7.5%, down from 8.3% on Wednesday, when 1,707 positive cases were recorded.

A total of 159,239 people have tested positive in Scotland since the start of the pandemic.

There are 1,860 people in hospital confirmed to have Covid-19, up by 31 in 24 hours, with 141 of these in intensive care – down one in the same period.

She also announced that as of Thursday 224,840 people have received their first dose of a vaccine.

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