ANOTHER 49 people have died in Scotland after contracting Covid-19, it has been announced.

A further 773 cases have also been recorded in the past 24 hours, with a positivity rate of 6% – a decrease of 1%.

The deaths, registered among people who tested positive in the previous 28 days, bring the total under that measurement to 6764.

Some 1383 people are in hospital with recently confirmed Covid-19, down 45 in 24 hours.

Of those, 100 are in intensive care, a decrease of two.

A total of 1,288,004 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination in Scotland, while 17,137 have received their second dose.