Coronavirus in Scotland: Two further deaths recorded in the last 24 hours

Scotland has recorded two coronavirus deaths and 1,209 new cases in the past 24 hours, the Scottish Government has said.

A further two Covid deaths have been recorded in Scotland. Picture: Getty Images
A further two Covid deaths have been recorded in Scotland. Picture: Getty Images

It means the death toll under this daily measure - of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days - stands at 7,692.

New figures show 253,120 people have now tested positive for the virus and the daily test positivity rate is 4.5 per cent, up from 3.5 per cent the previous day.

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So far, 3,611,266 people have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination, up 19,628 on the previous day, and 2,555,308 have received their second dose, up 19,505.

NHS Lothian saw the highest number of new cases, at 331, followed by Greater Glasgow and Clyde on 320 and Tayside on 115.