More than 2,700 new cases of Covid and over a dozen new deaths from the virus have been recorded in the past 24 hours.

According to the latest figures from the Scottish Government, 2,771 new cases of Covid-19 have been registered since Monday.

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In the past 24 hours 17 new 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 now stands at 9,406.

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 11,818 as of November 7.

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

Of the 22,733 new tests for Covid-19 carried out which reported results in the past 24 hours – 12.8% were positive.

A total of 57 people are currently being treated in intensive care with a recently confirmed Covid-19, with 779 in hospital who had recently contracted the virus overall.

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A total of 4,331,574 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination and 3,930,317 have received their second dose. 

Covid statistics for 16 November at a glance 

2,771 new cases of COVID-19 reported

22,733 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results

12.8% of these were positive

17 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive 

57 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19

779 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19

4,331,574 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination and 3,930,317 have received their second dose