Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon reveals 50 new deaths in latest Covid-19 figures at FMQs

The First Minister has updated MSPs on the latest coronavirus figures for Scotland.

By Conor Marlborough
Wednesday, 10th February 2021, 12:41 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th February 2021, 12:43 pm

Scotland has recorded 50 deaths from coronavirus and 803 positive tests in the past 24 hours, Nicola Sturgeon said.

It brings the death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – to 6,551.

The figures are lower than the 8,726 deaths given earlier by the National Records of Scotland as they do not include suspected and probable coronavirus infections.

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Speaking in the Scottish Parliament, Ms Sturgeon said 188,345 people have now tested positive in Scotland, up from 187,542 the previous day.

The daily test positivity rate is 4.8 per cent, down from 7.2 per cent on the previous day.

There are 1,542 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, down 76 in 24 hours, and 113 patients are in intensive care, an increase of one.

Ms Sturgeon said 985,569 people have received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, up 57,447 from yesterday.

NHS workers are tested for Covid-19 at a drive through testing site. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

It comes as the National Records of Scotland (NRS) published figures which revealed that a total of 8,726 people have died in Scotland with confirmed or suspected coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

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.

The figures show 374 deaths relating to Covid-19 were registered between February 1 and 7, down 70 on the previous week.

Of these, the majority happened in hospital at 281, with 68 in care homes, 22 at home or in a non-institutional setting and three in other institutions.

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