Covid Scotland: 8,495 new cases and 29 more deaths recorded in the last 24 hours

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In the last 24 hours Scotland has recorded 8,495 new cases of Covid-19 and 29 additional deaths of people who had tested positive for the virus.

The figure of total positive cases includes those identified either using a Lateral Flow Test or PCR test (Polymerase Chain Reaction test).

The 29 additional deaths reported today brings the total in Scotland under this daily measurement – of people who tested positive in the last 28 days – to 10,122.

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Yesterday 1,571 people were in hospital with coronavirus, 24 more than the figure reported the day before, and 44 people were in intensive care, 15 fewer than the figure reported the day before.

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