Coronavirus: No deaths, 2917 new cases and 1088 people in hospital

However, it was noted that the NHS Grampian lab has failed to submit files since Saturday.

Covid-19: The fight to stem the spread of the deadly virus goes on. BlackJack3D via IStock
Covid-19: The fight to stem the spread of the deadly virus goes on.

A further 2917 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Scotland, according to official figures.

A total of 29,098 new tests were carried out, with 10.8% testing positive – up from the 9.1% reported the previously day.

However, it was noted that the NHS Grampian lab had failed to submit files since Saturday.

A spokesperson from the health board later told STV News: “A temporary internal IT issue resulted in a delay in forwarding test data to the national system.

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“This issue has been resolved and results are now being transferred correctly out of NHS Grampian and the backlog has been cleared.”

Of the new cases reported on Monday, 768 are in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde region, 483 are in Lanarkshire, 393 are in Lothian and 254 are in Ayrshire and Arran.

The rest of the cases are spread out across ten other health board areas.

A total of 1088 people were in hospital on Sunday with recently confirmed Covid-19, a rise of 14 overnight. Out of those, 97 patients are in intensive care.

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No further deaths were recorded.

The lab-confirmed death toll of those who tested positive within the previous 28 days currently stands at 8378, however figures including suspected Covid-19 deaths recorded by National Records of Scotland suggest the most up-to-date total is now at least 10,688.

It was also confirmed that 4,157,613 Scots have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, an increase of 2565 from the day before.

A total of 3,810,775 people have received their second dose, a rise of 3795.

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