Covid Scotland: Covid-19 hospitalisation figures decrease by 6.3% per cent figures show

The number of Scots hospitalised with Covid-19 has decreased, latest figures have revealed.

Hospitalisation rates for patients with coronavirus were 1,660 in the week ending July 24, compared to 1,772 from the previous week.

That is a 6.3% decrease, according to the latest figures from Public Health Scotland.

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However, there were 31 new admissions to intensive care units (ICU) with a laboratory confirmed Covid-19 test – an increase of five from the week ending July 17.

The number of Scots hospitalised with Covid-19 has decreased, latest figures have revealed.
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One in 15 Scots were estimated to have the virus in the week to July 14 , the equivalent of 340,900 Scots – or 6.48 per cent of the population.

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And the latest death record for those with Covid-19 is from the week ending July 17, where there were 82 deaths – the same as the previous week, according to the National Records of Scotland.

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