Coronavirus: Three deaths with surge of 3108 cases overnight

More than 300 people are in hospital according to Scottish Government figures published on Saturday.

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Three deaths and 3108 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Scotland overnight, according to official figures.

It comes after Scotland recorded the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases reported by the government since the start of the pandemic on Thursday – the third time this week following Monday’s 3285 and Wednesday’s 3887.

The daily test positivity rate is 9.6%, down from the 10.8% reported on Friday.

Of the new cases reported on Saturday, 783 are in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde region, 683 are in Lothian, 405 are in Tayside and 320 are in Lanarkshire.

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

A total of 306 people were in hospital with recently confirmed Covid-19, a rise of 21 overnight. Out of those, 25 patients are in intensive care.

It was also confirmed that 3,844,371 Scots have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, an increase of 12,601 from the day before. A total of 2,749,373 people have received their second dose, a rise of 12,026.

The new vaccine doses are the lowest daily increases in ten weeks, with them reflecting the lowest level since April 19.