More than 3,500 new Covid infections have been recorded by the Scottish Government in the past 24 hours.

New statistics show that 3,598 fresh cases have been identified, a substantial rise on the day before. However, today's figures now include those from NHS Borders, which were not published yesterday due to a reporting issue. 

During that time, 31 deaths have been registered.

The number of people in hopital being treated for the virus in hospital is now 1,076, a slight fall from yesterday's total of 1,107. More than 1,000 people have been treated in hospital since 12 September.


The overall death toll from the virus in Scotland is 8,427 by the Scottish Government's measure, which counts those who registered a positive test in the past 28 days.

Separate figures produced by National Records of Scotland, which report deaths where Covid was mentioned on the death certificate, put the number at 10,688 as of 12 September.

Of those being treated in hospital, 82 are in intensive care. 

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Of the 49,597 new tests for Covid-19 which reported results yesterday, 7.8% per cent were positive. 

The vaccination scheme continues to roll out, with 4,163,235 people having received the first dose of a vaccine, while 3,815,907 have received their second dose.

Scottish numbers for 22 September at a glance

3,598 new cases of COVID-19 reported

49,597 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results

7.8% of these were positive

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

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

1,076 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19

4,163,235 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination and 3,815,907 have received their second dose