Coronavirus in Scotland: Scottish Government reports 397 new Covid cases and no further deaths

Scotland has recorded 397 more Covid-19 cases but no new deaths, the latest figures show.

Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 2:16 pm
Updated Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 3:09 pm

It comes as the country enters its first weekend since the stay-at-home order was lifted, with Scots now encouraged to “stay local”.

The case figures published by the Scottish Government on Saturday indicate the daily test positivity rate is 2.1%, up slightly from 2.0% on Friday.

A total of 2,535,889 people have received a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination and 434,941 have received their second.

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Scotland’s chief medical officer Dr Gregor Smith has previously warned that large gatherings over the Easter weekend could reverse recent progress in suppressing the virus.

On Thursday, he said: “We can see by looking at Europe and other parts of the world how fragile our own position is.

“It remains imperative that we abide by the rules, we stay local and we look after each other.”

Saturday’s figures mean the death toll under the daily measurement remains at 7,614.

The latest Covid-19 figures have been shared by the Scottish Government.
The latest Covid-19 figures have been shared by the Scottish Government.

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