Weekly coronavirus death toll falls over past seven days

The National Records of Scotland said 9347 people have died of confirmed or suspected coronavirus.

The weekly number of people who have died with coronavirus has fallen in the past seven days.

A total of 9347 people have died in Scotland with confirmed or suspected coronavirus, according to the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

The figures show 290 deaths relating to Covid-19 were registered between February 15 and 21, down 35 on the previous week.

Since then, another 103 deaths have been announced at the daily coronavirus briefings.

On Wednesday, the First Minister said 47 people died over the past 24 hours, with 655 new cases of coronavirus reported.

The total number of deaths under this measurement – within 28 days of a positive test – now stands at 7053.

The total number of positive cases of coronavirus in Scotland now stands at 199,637, with the daily test positivity rate at 3.9%, down from 4.8% in 24 hours.

There are 1018 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, down 58 in 24 hours, and there was no change in those in intensive care which remains at 93.

Meanwhile the number of people who have had their first coronavirus vaccine has risen to 1,488,077, an increase of 22,836.

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