SCOTLAND has recorded another 4196 new Covid cases and another 40 coronavirus-linked deaths, the latest figures show.

This brings the total number of deaths, under the measure of people who died within 28 days of contracting the virus, to 11,774.

Some 2042 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed Covid-19, down 68 on the previous day.

Of these, 20 were in intensive care, down three.

In terms of the vaccination rollout, 4,379,016 people have had a first dose, 4,100,367 a second, 3,463,108 a third and 211,711 a fourth.

Meanwhile, confirmed or suspected coronavirus deaths in Scotland fell by 33 to 139 in the week to Sunday, according to latest figures.

As of April 10 there had been 14,202 deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, data published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) shows.

In the week April 4-10, figures showed 139 deaths were registered that mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate, a decrease of 33 from the previous week.

There were 111 deaths in people aged 75 or older, while 18 were aged 65 to 74, and 10 were under 65.

The figures showed 71 deaths occurred in hospitals, 51 were in care homes, 16 were at home or a non-institutional setting, and there was one death in another institution type.

The statistics are published weekly and cover all deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

They differ from the lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths announced daily by the Scottish Government because the NRS figures include suspected or probable cases.