Daily Covid cases hit highest number since late January

There were 140 people in hospital on Wednesday with recently confirmed Covid-19, up from 133 on Tuesday.

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Scotland has recorded its highest number of new coronavirus cases in a day since late January.

The latest Scottish Government figures show there were four coronavirus patient deaths and 1317 new cases in the past 24 hours.

The daily case number is the highest since the 1330 recorded on January 27, amid the lockdown for the second wave of the virus.

The deaths recorded in the past 24 hours take the toll under this measure, of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days, to 7688.

The daily test positivity rate was 4.6%, up from 3.4% the previous day.

There were 140 people in hospital on Wednesday with recently confirmed Covid-19, up from 133 on Tuesday.

Twelve people were in intensive care, down from 15 the previous day.

A total of 3,571,726 people have now received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 2,516,066 have had their second.

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