Coronavirus: Another 61,000 vaccinations and 58 deaths

First Minister says a further 61,299 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

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A total of 928,122 people in Scotland have received their first dose of vaccine.

Scotland has registered its highest daily increase in coronavirus vaccinations by “some distance”, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said.

During her daily briefing, Sturgeon said a further 61,299 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in Scotland in the past 24 hours – the largest number in a single day since the programme began.

A total of 928,122 people in Scotland have received their first dose of vaccine.

The First Minister also said Scotland had recorded 58 deaths of coronavirus patients in the past 24 hours

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The death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is now 6501.

A further 822 positive cases were also reported by the Scottish Government, which is 7.2% of those newly-tested – up from 6.6% on Monday when 928 new cases were recorded.

A total of 187,542 people have tested positive in Scotland since the start of the pandemic.

There are 1618 people in hospital confirmed to have Covid-19, 54 fewer than on Monday.

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Of these, 112 were in intensive care, a rise of four.