Coronavirus: Three more deaths as cases rise by 231 overnight

The Scottish Government also confirmed that 2,755,175 Scots have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

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A further three people have died in Scotland after being diagnosed with coronavirus.

A total of 231 new cases have been recorded with a daily test positivity rate of 1.1% down from 1.3% on Wednesday.

The death toll of those who tested positive currently stands at 7646, 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.

A total of 93 people are in hospital across the country with 12 in intensive care.

A total of 2,755,175 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 898,231 have received their second dose.

On Wednesday, the NRS revealed the number of weekly deaths linked to coronavirus were at their lowest level since early October.

Pete Whitehouse, director of Statistical Services, said: “This week shows another welcome reduction in the number of weekly deaths, but with over 10,000 people in Scotland dying with this virus, these figures represent heartbreak and loss for families across the country.

“Deaths from all causes are broadly in line with the five-year average. Twenty-four excess deaths were registered this week, which was 2% above the average for this time of year.”