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 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.
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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.