SCOTLAND has reported more than 6000 coronavirus cases in 24 hours for the fourth day running.

The latest figures show that 6711 positive tests were recorded in the day leading up to September 3. 

This represents 12.1% of the 58,534 new tests for Covid-19 that reported results in the same time period.

Scotland's 24-hour test positivity rate is therefore more than double the 5% threshold which the World Health Organisation says indicates the virus is under control. 

Elsewhere, Public health Scotland data shows the nation's seven-day test positivity rate is 13.2%, also exceeding the WHO threshold. 

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Today's figures also show that 10 further deaths of coronavirus patients were recorded in the past 24 hours.

This brings the total under this measure - of people who died within 28 days of first testing positive - to 8154.

Across Scotland yesterday there were 653 people in hospital with recently confirmed Covid-19. Of these, 60 were in intensive care.

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In terms of the vaccination effort, 4,114,552 people in Scotland have received their first jag. A total of 3,709,328 people have also received their second dose.