Coronavirus in Scotland: 543 new cases in the last 24 hours as 35 additional deaths are recorded

In the last 24 hours, 35 deaths have been recorded in Scotland while 543 new cases have been reported.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 12:25 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 3:13 pm
Here are the latest coronavirus figures in Scotland.

150 cases were recorded in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board area, 107 were in Lanarkshire and 77 were in the Lothians.

750 people are currently in hospital with the virus which is a decrease of 34 from the figure reported yesterday.

69 people are currently in intensive care, which is two fewer than the figure reported yesterday.

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As of 8.30am today, 1,661,879 people had received their first dose of the vaccine in Scotland.

This is an increase of 27,518 since yesterday.

8,105 people received their second dose of the vaccine yesterday.

The 35 additional deaths recorded in the last 24 hours brings the death toll in Scotland, under this daily measurement, to 7,371.

National Records of Scotland (NRS) has released its weekly figures which state that a total of 9,580 people have died in Scotland with confirmed or suspected coronavirus.

The figures show 227 deaths relating to Covid-19 were registered between February 22 and 28, down 64 on the previous week.

Of these, the majority happened in hospital at 187, with 26 in care homes and 14 at home or in a non-institutional setting and one in another institution.

The statistics are published weekly and cover all deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

They differ from the lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths announced daily by the Scottish Government because the NRS figures include suspected or probable cases of Covid-19.

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