Further 45 deaths as 908 new Covid-19 cases reported

On Saturday the Scottish Government said the number of new cases had increased from Friday.

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Scotland has recorded a further 45 deaths from coronavirus and 908 new cases in the past 24 hours.

On Saturday, the Scottish Government said the number of new cases has increased since Friday.

The number of deaths has decreased from 67, however deaths reported over the weekend are often lower, as registration offices are largely closed.

It brings the death toll of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days to 6,711.

The report shows 190,913 people have now tested positive in Scotland.

The daily test positivity rate is 4.9%, down from 5.2% on Friday

Meanwhile 1449 people are in hospital with recently confirmed Covid-19 – a decrease of 23 from the previous total.

The number of intensive care patients has fallen by five in the last 24 hours to stand at 110.

In the past 24 hours, 59,820 people received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccination.

A total of 1,173,445 Scots have now received the first dose of the vaccine and 14,009 have received their second dose.

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