Scotland records 22 deaths and 1825 new cases of Covid

The statistics were published by the Scottish Government on Thursday.

Scotland records 22 deaths and 1825 new cases of Covid iStock

Scotland has recorded 22 deaths and 1825 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

Official statistics published by the Scottish Government on Thursday also indicated that 488 people were in hospital, with 58 people in intensive care.

The latest figures showed that close to four million people had received their first dose of the Covid vaccination, with just over three million people having received their second.

Earlier this week, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon urged people across Scotland to continue to take the threat posed by Covid seriously.

It comes after the country was moved to level zero of coronavirus restrictions on Monday, whilst nearly all legal limits imposed in England were lifted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

At the Scottish Government’s coronavirus briefing on Tuesday, she said: “Case numbers, though they are definitely falling, do remain higher than we should be comfortable with.

“Covid, as we know, is highly infectious, indeed, Delta is significantly more transmissible than previous variants of the virus.

“And although vaccination is weakening the link between Covid cases and serious illness, the virus is still potentially dangerous and of course, long Covid is affecting many, including those in younger age groups.

“All of this means that vigilance and care remain really important. Restrictions were eased yesterday (Monday) as part of a gradual process, but restrictions were not abandoned yesterday.

“Important measures and mitigations do remain in place and we continue to ask people across the country, and I do so again today, to treat the threat that Covid poses seriously at this stage.”

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