Covid Scotland: Highest deaths since March as 22 recorded in the past 24 hours

Scotland has recorded 22 coronavirus deaths – the highest death toll since early March – and 1,825 new cases in the past 24 hours, the latest Scottish Government figures show.

Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 2:28 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 4:26 pm
Highest deaths recorded since March 11, latest Scottish Government data reveals.

It brings the death toll under the daily measure – of people who first tested positive for Covid within the previous 28 days – to 7,842.

Thursday’s death toll is the highest recorded in a period of 24 hours in Scotland since March 11.

The daily test positivity rate is 6%, the same as the previous day.

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A total of 488 people were in hospital on Tuesday with recently confirmed Covid-19, down 41 on the previous day, with 58 patients in intensive care, up seven.

So far, 3,989,927 people have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination and 3,028,271 have received their second dose.

Tweeting about the latest figures, Nicola Sturgeon said: “A further 22 deaths reminds us of toll virus can take - my condolences go to those grieving.”

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