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Scotland records no new Covid deaths but more than 1000 cases

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SCOTLAND has recorded more than 1000 new cases of Covid-19 in the latest daily figures.

Some 1036 coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours, which accounts for 5% of the 22,856 tests carried out.

The case positivity rate of 5% has risen from yesterday’s figure of 4.1% and is on the cusp of the World Health Organisation’s threshold that suggests the virus is under control.

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Public Health Scotland (PHS) has said there is an ongoing delay in the processing of tests in the Glasgow Lighthouse lab. The delay is due to a change in how specimens are processed.

PHS say it was similar to the delay reported yesterday and it may “lead to a smaller number of tests and cases reported during the previous 48 hours as compared to the figures reported prior to that period”.

No new deaths have been recorded which means the toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive in the previous 28 days – remains at 7681.

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The latest figures show that 3,497,287 people in Scotland have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 2,425,825 have received their second dose.

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