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Coronavirus: Latest Covid-19 figures released as case numbers approach 100,000

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More than 700 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland in the past 24 hours.

Latest figures show that 788 new infections have been recorded since yesterday, with a further 44 deaths recorded.

The total number of cases in Scotland has now reached 93,943.

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1,077 people were in hospital yesterday with Covid-19, and 77 people were in intensive care.

There were 21,494 new tests for Covid-19 that reported results, and 4.4% of these were positive.

The total number of deaths has now reached 3,720.

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According to the latest data, 42 per cent of Covid-19 registered deaths related to deaths in care homes, 51 per cent took place in hospitals, while 7 per cent happened at home or non-institutional settings (as at 15 November).

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