Scotland records 1000 new Covid cases and zero deaths

The latest figures were published by the Scottish Government on Monday.

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Scotland recorded 1000 new cases of coronavirus and zero deaths in the last 24 hours.

Official statistics showed that as of Sunday, 475 people were in hospital and 65 people were in intensive case.

The figures, published by the Scottish Government, also showed that close to 4m people have had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, whilst just over 3m have had their second dose.

It comes one week after Scotland was moved to level zero – the lowest level of coronavirus restrictions in Scotland.

The move means that hospitality venues are able to stay open until midnight, and up to eight people from four households can enter homes and stay overnight, amongst other changes.

However, masks will continue to be compulsory on public transport and in shops “for some time” in Scotland.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged caution and urged people to get vaccinated as the country seeks to move out of the pandemic.

Under the current route map, most major legal restrictions will be lifted in Scotland on August 9, but Sturgeon has made clear that decisions made will be kept under review.