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.
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.
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.”