Coronavirus: 51 deaths and 958 new cases in Scotland

The latest numbers were confirmed by the First Minister on Thursday.

Coronavirus: 51 deaths and 958 new cases in Scotland SNS Group

Another 51 people with coronavirus have died in Scotland, the First Minister has confirmed.

It brings the death toll under the measure of people who first tested positive within the previous 28 days to 3848.

The latest daily numbers, which saw the country record 958 new cases, were revealed by Nicola Sturgeon ahead of First Minister’s Questions.

She said the daily test positivity rate was 4.3%, down from 4.5% on Wednesday.

A total of 97,720 people have now tested positive in Scotland.

There were 982 people confirmed to have the virus in hospital – 69 of whom were receiving treatment in intensive care.

With vaccinations set to begin in Scotland from Tuesday, Sturgeon said the prospect of returning to normality in the coming months should be an “incentive” for following current rules.

She said: “The prospect of vaccination, and with it a return to something more like normality, should also give us a further incentive in the weeks ahead to keep ourselves and loved ones safe.

“As ever, all of us can play our part by sticking to the current rules and guidelines.”

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