Covid Scotland: Scotland’s daily positive coronavirus cases remain above 2,000

Scotland has recorded more than 2,000 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

Sunday, 10th October 2021, 3:49 pm

A total of 2,363 people have tested positive for the virus, according to the latest Scottish Government data.

One Covid-19-linked death was also recorded but officials said the figure may be unusually low due to registry offices being closed on the weekends.

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Figures published by the Government on Sunday show there were 29,419 new tests, of which 8.7% were positive, up from 8.1% the previous day.

A total of 935 people are in hospital with recently confirmed Covid-19, down eight in 24 hours. Of these, 54 are in intensive care, down seven.

The daily figures also show 4,253,765 people have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination and 3,861,899 have received a second dose.

More than a third of 12 to 15-year-olds have received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past a shop selling masks in Edinburgh city centre. Picture: PA

They have been able to book in for a vaccine since September 20 after Scottish ministers accepted advice from the four UK chief medical officers (CMOs).

A total of 84,897 young people in this age group have had one jag to date (36%), while 370 (0.2%) have had both doses.

As of Sunday October 10, 590,424 in Scotland have tested positive for the coronavirus since March last year, according to a government Covid tracker.

The country’s death toll currently stands at 8,792.

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