ANOTHER 41 people have died after testing positive for Covid-19 as more than 9900 people have tested positive for the virus, according to the latest figures.

A further 9910 people tested positive for coronavirus in data published on January 14, with a positivity rate of 18.2%, down from 19.1% the day before.

The 41 deaths - among people who died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus - brings the total toll under the daily measure to 10,038.

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Since Thursday, figures published by the Scottish Government include cases identified using either a first lateral flow device or PCR (polymerase chain reaction) positive test.

Authorities said that, while improving, there continue to be large volumes of tests being processed by laboratories which has had an impact on turnaround times, “resulting in delays between specimens being taken and results being received and reported”, and that Public Health Scotland is continuing to monitor the situation.

There were 1544 people were in hospital on Thursday with recently confirmed Covid-19, down 16 on the previous day, with 50 in intensive care, down eight.

In terms of the vaccination effort, 4,396,802 people have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination, 4,060,859 have received their second dose, and 3,171,289 have received a third dose or booster.