SCOTLAND has recorded 799 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the latest Government figures show.

The data also revealed one more death of someone who tested positive for Covid-19.

It brings the death toll under the daily measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – to 7943.

The 799 virus cases represent 6.5% of the 13,807 tests that reported results within the past 24 hours, up from 5.4% the previous day

This is above the 5% test positivity threshold which the World Health Organisation says indicates that the virus is under control. 

A total of 407 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed Covid-19, down 15, with 60 patients in intensive care, a decrease of two.

The total number of people in Scotland who have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine is now 4,012,496 while 3,214,801 people have also received a second dose.