Coronavirus: One death and 255 new cases reported

The death total in Scotland now stands at 7647 under the daily measurement.

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One person has died in Scotland after being diagnosed with coronavirus in the past 24 hours, latest figures have shown.

On Friday, statistics released by the Scottish Government showed there were 255 new cases of coronavirus reported in the past 24 hours, an increase of 24 from the previous day.

The daily test positivity rate now stands at 1.5%, up from 1.1% on Thursday.

The death toll of those who tested positive currently stands at 7647, however weekly figures on suspected Covid-19 deaths recorded by National Records of Scotland suggest the most up-to-date total is now more than 10,000.

Meanwhile 93 people were being treated in hospital have recently tested positive for coronavirus, with 12 in intensive care.

The figures also revealed that 2,758,381 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 949,228 have received their second dose.