New record for Covid-19 vaccines delivered in 24 hours

Figures released on Sunday showed that 44,320 coronavirus vaccines were administered in a day.

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A new record for the number of coronavirus vaccines delivered in Scotland in 24 hours has been set, after final figures were updated for this weekend.

As of Sunday morning, a total of 2,144,940 people in Scotland have received their first dose of the jag– an increase of 34,160 from the previous day – and 220,188 have received their second dose.

But following “connectivity issues” with the information database, figures for Saturday have been updated and show that 44,320 people received their first dose of the vaccine in 24 hours.

No new coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Scotland since Saturday, although there is usually a delay in registering deaths over the weekend.

The death toll of those who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days stands at 7552.

This Tuesday marks one year since the country entered lockdown for the first time. On March 23, 2020, Nicola Sturgeon and Boris Johnson announced that people should stay at home and only go outside for essential reasons.

The First Minister said: “Let me blunt. The stringent restrictions on our normal day to day lives that I’m about to set out are difficult and they are unprecedented. They amount effectively to what has been described as a lockdown.”

At that time, 14 people had died in Scotland from coronavirus and 499 had tested positive.

On Sunday, a further 532 positive cases were reported by the Scottish Government. A total of 213,529 people have tested positive in Scotland since the start of the pandemic.

There were 344 people in hospital recently confirmed to have Covid-19 on Sunday, 23 fewer than on Saturday.

Of these, 31 were in intensive care.

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