Scottish government announces 5 deaths and 2,969 cases of covid in past 24 hours – .

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Scottish government announces 5 deaths and 2,969 cases of covid in past 24 hours – .


The Scottish government has reported that 5 people have died from the coronavirus and that 2,969 new cases were identified overnight.
That brings the death toll since last March – people who tested positive for the virus for the first time in the previous 28 days – to 7,701.

There are currently 170 hospitalized people confirmed to be infected with the virus, 18 of whom are being treated in intensive care.

The total number of positive cases since the start of the pandemic stands at 260,711.

To date, 3,681,620 people have received their first vaccination and 2,617,450 have received a second vaccine.

The news comes as weekly coronavirus deaths in Scotland hit their highest number in nearly two months, shocking new data has revealed.

Figures from the National Records of Scotland (NRS) show that 13 deaths were recorded in the week of June 14-20.

This is an increase of six from the previous week and the first time the total has reached double digits since the seven days of April 26, when there were 19 deaths.



A man receives vaccines in Glasgow

The death toll from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic now stands at 10,150, where Covid was mentioned on the death certificate since June 2020.

Of the deaths in the most recent week, three were people under 65, two between 65 and 74, and eight over 75.

Four of the deaths were in Glasgow, two in Perth and Kinross and one in Dundee, Falkirk, Highland, Midlothian, South Ayrshire, West Dunbartonshire and West Lothian.

Ten of the deaths occurred in hospital, one in a nursing home and two at home or in non-institutional settings.

By comparison, the number of all-cause deaths recorded in Scotland in the same week was 1,046 to 46, 5% above the five-year average.



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There were nine more deaths from circulatory causes, three more deaths from cancer and 56 more deaths from other causes compared to the five-year average.

Deaths from respiratory diseases (-25) and dementia / Alzheimer’s (-7) were below average.

Covid statistics are published weekly and cover all deaths recorded in Scotland where the coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate.

They differ from the laboratory-confirmed coronavirus deaths reported daily by the Scottish government as the NRS figures include suspected or probable cases of Covid-19.

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