More than 3,200 new cases of Covid and almost 30 new deaths from the virus have been recorded in the past 24 hours.

According to the latest figures from the Scottish Government, 3,235 new cases of Covid-19 have been registered since Wednesday.

However, today's data includes results from private labs for the first time including some historical figures. 

The Scottish Government said this means the figures may be inflated. 

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In the past 24 hours 29 new deaths have been reported of someone who tested positive for the virus over the past 28 days.

This is the highest daily total since 22 September, when 31 deaths were reported. 

The total death toll according to the measure used by the Scottish Government now stands at 9,448.

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 11,933 as of November 14.

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

Of the 45,338 new tests for Covid-19 carried out which reported results in the past 24 hours – 7.5% were positive.

A total of 63 people are currently being treated in intensive care with a recently confirmed Covid-19, with 786 in hospital who had recently contracted the virus overall.

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A total of 4,334,346 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination and 3,933,493have received their second dose. 

More than 1,307,270 people have been given a third jab or booster.

Covid statistics for 18 November at a glance 

3,235 new cases of COVID-19 reported

45,338 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results

7.5% of these were positive

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

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

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

4,334,346 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, and 3,933,493 have received their second dose, and 1,307,271 have received a third dose or booster.