Coronavirus in Scotland: No new deaths as 259 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours
The First Minister reported in the lunchtime coronavirus briefing that in the last 24 hours 259 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in Scotland while no new deaths were reported.
This update comes after the Scottish government took a break in releasing the daily figures over the Easter bank holiday weekend.
The 259 new cases today brings the total number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland since the start of the pandemic to 220,493.
Of the new cases reported in the last 24 hours, 93 were in the Great Glasgow and Clyde area, 44 were in the Lothians and 32 were in Lanarkshire.
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196 people were in hospital with the virus yesterday, which is 19 fewer than the figure reported before the Easter weekend and 21 people were in intensive care, which is the same as the figure reported before the Easter weekend.
No new deaths were recorded but Ms Sturgeon said it is important to note that this made may an artificially low figure as registration offices were closed over the weekend and on Monday for the bank holiday.
The death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – remains at 7,614.
A total of 2,577,816 people have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination, 12,536 of which were administered yesterday, and 463,780 have received their second dose, 7,480 of which were administered yesterday.