Coronavirus: 21 deaths and 2581 new cases recorded in Scotland

The latest statistics show that there were 181 fewer cases reported on Saturday compared to Friday's figures.

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Coronavirus: Scottish Government release latest statistics.

Scotland has recorded 2581 new cases of Covid-19 and 21 deaths of people who had recently contracted the virus.

The latest coronavirus statistics show a fall of 181 cases and eight fewer deaths compared to Friday’s figures.

Infected patients in hospitals fell by ten to 841 but the number in intensive care rose by two to 47.

Another 3195 people received their first dose of coronavirus vaccine and 2176 received their second.

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It takes the number of fully vaccinated Scots to 3,875,966, while there are 4,282,132 people who have had at least one dose.

Commenting on the latest vaccination figures, Scotland’s chief medical officer Gregor Smith tweeted: “Really encouraging to see children & young people so engaged & informed about Covid-19 vaccination.

“Over 40% 12-15year olds have opted to receive 1st dose already.”