Coronavirus: 57 deaths and 685 new cases in 24 hours

The number of people who have received their first dose of vaccine has increased by 34,892.

Scotland has recorded a further 57 deaths of coronavirus patients in the past 24 hours.

The death toll under this measurement – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is now 6885.

But figures released by the National Records of Scotland on Wednesday showed that 9053 deaths have been registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, as of February 14.

A further 685 positive cases were also reported by the Scottish Government in the last 24 hours – 3.8% of those newly-tested, down from 5.2%.

There are 1261 people in hospital confirmed to have Covid-19, down 56 in 24 hours, and 95 patients are in intensive care, down four.

A total of 194,954 people have tested positive in Scotland since the start of the pandemic, up from 194,269 the previous day.

By 8.30am on Thursday, a total of 1,354,966 Scots had received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine – an increase of 34,892.

Furthermore, 3760 people have received their second dose of vaccine.