Scotland records five deaths and 1383 new cases of Covid

The latest figures were published on Saturday.

Scotland records five deaths and 1383 new cases of Covid iStock
The statistics were published on Saturday.

Scotland has recorded five deaths and 1383 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

Official statistics published by the Scottish Government on Saturday also showed that as of Friday, 336 people were in hospital with the virus, whilst 39 people were in intensive care.

Just over 4m people have been given their first Covid-19 vaccine, with around 3.4m having also received their second dose.

Young people have been urged to get their coronavirus vaccines, with the JCVI last week advising that roll-out of the vaccination programme could be extended to 16 and 17-year-olds.

On Monday, most coronavirus restrictions were lifted across Scotland, with nightclubs reopening and businesses no longer being legally required to close.

Despite the lifting of measures, people have been told they should continue to exercise caution, with face masks still required in most public places.