Scottish Government announces 21 deaths and 3,375 Covid cases in last 24 hours

By Naina Bhardwaj

The Scottish Government has confirmed that 21 people have died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours

The latest figures for Scotland showed that 3,375 new cases had also been identified overnight.

It brings the death toll since last March – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – to 8,263.

There are currently 1,064 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus with 89 being treated in intensive care.

To date4,144,904 people have received their first vaccination with 3,788,551 having a second jab.

The figures come as Nicola Sturgeon is set to make a covid statement at parliament today.

The First Minister will address MSPs about rise in cases of the deadly virus as hospitalisations reached 1,000 over the weekend.

It follows the easing of lockdown restrictions in August and comes ahead of vaccine passports being introduced next month.

MSPs voted on the plan to launch proof of a double vaccination at Holyrood last week with all opposition parties voting against it.

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