SCOTLAND has recorded five deaths of coronavirus patients in the past 24 hours and 3799 new cases, according to the latest data.

The death toll under this daily measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is now 7740.

Figures published by the Scottish Government indicate the daily test positivity rate is 10.0%, down from 10.2% the previous day.

A total of 387 people were in hospital on Tuesday with recently confirmed Covid-19, up 41 in 24 hours, with 34 patients in intensive care, up two.

So far, 3,890,176 people have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination and 2,808,902 have received their second dose.

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It comes as National Records of Scotland statistics revealed a total of 10,189 people have died in Scotland with confirmed or suspected coronavirus.

The latest data shows Covid-19 was noted on the death certificates of 21 people registered in the week June 28 to July 4, an increase of four on the previous week.

Of the deaths, four people were aged under 65, six were 65-74, and 11 were 75 or older.

The Falkirk Council area had the highest number of coronavirus-linked deaths in the week to July 4 with four, followed by Glasgow with three, while Clackmannanshire, Perth and Kinross and South Lanarkshire all had two.

There was one death in each of the following council areas: Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dundee, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and South Ayrshire.

The statistics are published weekly and cover all deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

They differ from the lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths announced daily by the Scottish Government because the NRS figures include suspected or probable cases of Covid-19.