More than 4,000 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Scotland during the past 24 hours. 

Scottish Government figures have confirmed that 4,234 new infections have been identified since Wednesday.

It is the highest number of daily cases reported since the start of the pandemic, breaking yesterday's record.

Six new deaths of someone who tested positive for the virus within the past 28 day was also recorded, taking the toll when counting by this measure to 7,722.

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Separate figures from National Records of Scotland which record deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate put the overall death toll at 10,168 up to 27 June.

The test positivity rate was 10.5% — meaning more than one-in-ten of the 42,843 tests carried out which returned results found a positive sample.  

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According to the latest statistics, the vaccination programme has now administered 3,816,251 first doses, while 2,722,725 people have received a second.  

A total of 275 people remain in hospital receiving treatment for the virus, while 16 are in intensive care. 

Scottish numbers: 1 July 2021


4,234 new cases of COVID-19 reported*

42,843 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results

10.5% of these were positive

6 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive 

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

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

3,816,251 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 2,722,725 have received their second dose