SCOTLAND has recorded a further five coronavirus deaths and 289 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures.

The death toll under the daily measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is now 7619.

The daily test positivity rate was 1.5%, down from 2% on Tuesday, figures published by the Scottish Government on Wednesday showed.

It is understood the rollout of the Moderna vaccine has begun in Scotland and is being administered at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

Unpaid carer Elle Taylor, from Ammanford, became the first person in the UK to receive the jab at the West Wales General Hospital in Carmarthen on Wednesday.

There were 192 Covid-19 patients in hospital in Scotland, down four in 24 hours.

Of these, 21 were in intensive care, no change on the previous day.

So far 2,593,932 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 479,239 have received their second dose.

It comes as the SNP rejected Boris Johnson's vaccine passport plan.

Reports suggested that the SNP’s contingent of MPs could back the Prime Minister’s plans for Covid certificates if they were brought before Parliament.

At least 40 Tory MPs are expected to rebel, with Labour also opposed to the proposals as they stand.

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Ian Blackford, the SNP's Westminster leader, tweeted: “The UK Government hasn't published any firm proposals on covid certificates, and the Tory position has been mired in confusion and contradiction.

“On the basis of the information available, SNP MPs would not support Tory plans due to serious concerns over ethics.”

He added: “Depending on the global context, there might be a need to consider means to facilitate international travel. Any such proposals could only be agreed in full consultation with the devolved governments.

“There also remain considerable issues to resolve on equity, ethics and privacy, which the UK government has not addressed. This is a matter of serious concern for the SNP.”