No new coronavirus deaths reported in Scotland in last 24 hours

In the last 24 hours 532 more people tested positive for coronavirus while no new deaths were recorded.

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 2:40 pm
Testing at the University of Edinburgh

Since the start of the outbreak, 7,552 people have died who have tested positive as at March 21, figures published by the Scottish Government on Sunday showed.

There were 344 people in hospital on Saturday with recently confirmed Covid-19, down from 367 the previous day.

Thirty-one patients were in intensive care, no change on the day before.

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Although no new deaths were reported, the Scottish Government noted that registry offices are now generally closed at weekends.

So far, 2,144,940 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 220,188 have received their second dose.

21,010 tests were carried out in total and of these, 2.9 per cent were positive.

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