Coronavirus Scotland: 'Uptick in cases across UK' as Scotland records 2,538 new cases in past 24 hours

The latest Scottish Government figures reveal a rise in covid cases across Scotland as the UK faces an ‘uptick in cases.’

Wednesday, 18th August 2021, 2:20 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th August 2021, 3:45 pm
'Uptick in cases across UK' as Scotland records 2,538 new cases in past 24 hours (Photo: Lisa Ferguson).

A total of 2,538 new cases of covid have been reported in the past 24 hours with a test positivity rate of 7.5%.

Sadly, there have been 10 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive for the virus.

A total of 39 people were in intensive care and 324 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed covid.

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Following the vaccination programme, 4,065,970 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 3,498,257 have received their second dose.

Commenting on the recent Scottish Government figures, Humza Yousaf said: “Today's figures serve as reminder virus is v much still with us.

"There is an uptick in cases across UK.”

The Health Secretary urged people to follow rules in place (for example face coverings, self-isolate where appropriate), test yourself regularly, get vaccinated and practice good hygiene measures.

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