The Scottish Government has recorded more than 5,500 new coronavirus cases and 30 deaths in the past 24 hours.

According to the latest Scottish Government figures, 5,529 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the past 24 hours.

30 further deaths have been reported of someone who tested positive for the virus over the past 28 days.

The total death toll according to the measure used by the Scottish Government therefore stands at 8,349.

Separate figures produced by National Records of Scotland (NRS) which record the number of deaths where Covid was mentioned on a death certificate, put the figure at 10,668 as of September 12.

NRS figures include deaths where “suspected” or “probable” Covid-19 appears on the death certificate.

Of the 60,077 new tests for Covid-19 carried out which reported results in the past 24 hours – 9.9% were positive.

A total of 87 people are currently being treated in intensive care with recently confirmed Covid-19, with 1,037 in hospital who had recently contracted the virus overall.

The total number of first vaccinations given is 4,150,157 while 3,798,938 people have now received a second dose.

Yesterday a technical issue involving the availability of data affected the daily data on new cases, tests, ICU admissions and vaccinations which have been included in today’s update.