ANOTHER 30 people have died in Scotland after contracting Covid-19.

A further 2581 cases have also been recorded in the latest 24-hour period, with a positivity rate of 7.7%.

The deaths, among people who tested positive in the previous 28 days, bring the total under that measure to 8849.

Some 918 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed Covid-19, an increase of seven in 24 hours.

Of those, 51 were in intensive care, no change from the day before.

A total of 4,270,126 people have received their first dose of a vaccination and 3,868,656 have received their second dose.