The Scottish government has confirmed six overnight covid deaths and 542 positive cases.

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The Scottish government has confirmed six overnight covid deaths and 542 positive cases.


Six more people have died and 542 have tested positive for the coronavirus in Scotland in the past 24 hours.
The Scottish government released the latest figures this afternoon, bringing the total number of confirmed Covid cases to 218,432 since the start of the pandemic.

Currently, 237 Scots are being treated in hospital for the disease and 21 require additional intensive care medical support.

A total of 7,602 people in Scotland have now lost their lives to Covid-19 according to official records.

The figures update comes as the CEO of Ryanair predicted that overseas vacations for Scots could resume as early as “June”.

Michael O’Leary spoke today on Good Morning Britain, where he said all restrictions on short-distance travel between the UK and certain European countries could be lifted this summer.

But the boss of the low-budget airline has put a lot of hope on the current vaccine rollout – which has been slower in Europe than in the UK.

More than half of all adults in the UK have received their first dose of the vaccine so far, while only 15% of the population in some European countries are thought to have received theirs.

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