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Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 8:15 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 1:49 pm
Live updates on Covid-19 from Scotland, the UK, and around the world.

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Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE:

Last updated: Tuesday, 25 May, 2021, 12:28

  • 318 new Covid-19 cases reported on Tuesday
  • Two more deaths confirmed
  • Nicola Sturgeon to give Covid update in Tuesday briefing
  • Vaccine appointment registration opens for Scots aged under 30

As of today, more than five million doses of vaccine have been given in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon says there are reasons for "cautious optimism" in Glasgow and East Renfrewshire

"In fact, just in the last 2 days or so, we may have started to see some signs that case numbers are stabilising. Test positivity has also remained fairly stable over the past few days, at around 4%."

"In Glasgow, the 7 day average of new cases has increased since Friday – from 112 new cases per 100,000, to 137. However, it's important to recognise that the extensive public health efforts that are underway in Glasgow will take time to work."

"In East Renfrewshire, case numbers may in fact have fallen very slightly. However, it is too early to be certain and it remains crucial residents continue to come forward for testing and vaccination - and continue to exercise care and caution."

More than 29,000 second doses administered yesterday

Nicola Sturgeon LIVE

Scotland has recorded two coronavirus patient deaths and 318 new cases in the past 24 hours, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

It means the death toll under this daily measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is 7,666.

The First Minister told a Scottish Government coronavirus briefing the daily test positivity rate was 2%, down from 2.8% the previous day.

She said 97 people are in hospital with recently confirmed Covid-19, up three on the previous day. Of these, six were in intensive care, up one.

More than five million vaccine doses have now been administered in Scotland, with 3,138,366 first doses and 1,881,214 second doses.

Nicola Sturgeon LIVE: "Some of the increase in case numbers being recorded just now will be due to the easing of restrictions in the last month. As we know, when we mix more, the virus has more opportunities to spread."

Nicola Sturgeon LIVE: "We're seeing a rise in cases overall just now."

Nicola Sturgeon LIVE: 318 new Covid-19 cases in Scotland reported on Tuesday - and two further deaths

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