ANOTHER 715 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

The new cases, recorded in the past 24 hours, had a positivity rate of 6.6%.

No further deaths were registered among people who tested positive in the previous 28 days, meaning the total under that measurement remains 6950. However, registration offices tend to be closed over the weekend.

Some 1141 people are in hospital with recently confirmed Covid, nine more than 24 hours previously.

Of those, 99 are in intensive care, which is the same as the previous day’s total.

A total of 246 of the new cases were in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 140 were in Lothian and 99 were in Lanarkshire.

The other cases were spread among nine other health boards.

As of 8.30am, 1,445,488 people have received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, with 13,546 given a jag in the past 24 hours. A further 1863 people also got their second dose.

The First Minister, speaking at the Scottish Government’s coronavirus briefing, said the dip in the number of daily jags given out was due to a temporary lull in vaccine supplies.

She expects vaccinations to “ramp up” over the coming weeks and said the uptake rate has been “extraordinarily high” among Scots.