Covid in Scotland: 30 deaths and 4,917 new cases in the past 24 hours

Scotland has recorded 30 coronavirus-linked deaths and 4,917 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to latest figures.

Wednesday, 15th September 2021, 3:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th September 2021, 3:09 pm

The data published by the Scottish Government on Wednesday indicates the death toll under the daily measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is now 8,293.

The daily test positivity rate was 9.2%, down from 11.4% the previous day.

There were 1,079 people in hospital on Tuesday with recently confirmed Covid-19, up 15 on the day before, with 91 in intensive care, up two.

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The latest Scottish Government coronavirus figures reveal that 30 people who have tested positive for covid have died in the past 24 hours (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images).

So far, 4,146,847 people have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination and 3,791,597 have received their second dose.

The latest figures come as, from Monday 20 September, all children and young people aged 12-15 not already covered by JCVI advice will be offered a dose of the vaccine across Scotland.

The Scottish Government has said vaccine roll out to this age group will help reduce disruption to education.

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