ANOTHER 16 people have died after contracting Covid-19, according to the latest daily figures.

A further 3196 new positive cases of coronavirus were also reported in the data with a test positivity rate of 8%.

Public Health Scotland said they are aware of recent processing issues at labs that have impacted turnaround times and resulted in delays in results being reported. The situation is being monitored, the body says.


Some 578 people were in hospital on Wednesday with recently confirmed Covid-19, a decrease of four.

Of these people, 39 were in intensive care, a decrease of two.

A total of 4,358,725 people have received their first dose of a Covid vaccination, 3,967,477 have received their second dose, and 2,000,915 have received a third dose or booster.