ANOTHER nine people have died in Scotland after contracting Covid-19, new daily figures show.

A further 3080 cases were also recorded in the past 24 hours, with a positivity rate of 7.8% – down from 11.6% on Tuesday.

The deaths, among people who first tested positive in the previous 28 days, bring the total under this measure to 9504.

Some 708 people are in hospital with recently confirmed Covid – a decrease of 35 in 24 hours.

Of those patients, 66 are in intensive care, down by six.

A total of 4,341,224 people have received their first dose of a vaccination, 3,941,715 have received their second, and 1,502,266 have received a third or booster.