Coronavirus: Two deaths and 484 cases recorded in 24 hours

The coronavirus death toll in Scotland is now 7510.

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 484 cases recorded in 24 hours Pixabay

A further two coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Scotland in the past 24 hours.

However that number will be artificially low due to register offices generally being closed at weekends.

The death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is now 7510.

A further 484 positive cases were also reported by the Scottish Government.

There are 461 people in hospital confirmed to have Covid-19, 18 fewer than Sunday.

Of those, 40 are in intensive care.

Government figures also show that 1,888,697 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 160,038 have received their second dose.

On Friday, Scotland’s national clinical director Jason Leitch said a rise in cases over the past five days had left the Government “worried”, but he hoped the trend would merely be a “blip”.

He said: “They haven’t gone up dramatically and it may just be a blip, but we don’t know.”

The Scottish Government is due to announce more details on the route out of lockdown on Tuesday.