ANOTHER 21 people have died in Scotland after contracting Covid-19, the latest figures show.

The deaths, recorded among people who tested positive within the past 28 days, bring the total under that measurement to 8263.

A further 3375 cases were also registered in the previous 24 hours, with a positivity rate of 11.4%.

Some 1064 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed Covid-19, an increase of 16.

Of those, 89 were in intensive care, a rise of one. 

A total of 4,144,904 people have received their first dose of a Covid vaccination and 3,788,551 have received their second dose.