The latest figures detailing the number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in Scotland have been announced. Today the Health Secretary, Jeane Freeman and Chief Medical Officer Gregor Smith are leading the media briefing.
The statistics in Scotland as at 1 March 2021 are shown below and the number of people vaccinated since yesterday will be announced by Public Health Scotland.
News emerged last night of the new strain the P1 variant of the virus and the government’s efforts to stop it spreading any further by breaking chains of transmission.
As at 21 February 2021, 9,347 deaths were registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate according to weekly statistics reported by National Records of Scotland. Of that number 290 were registered in the last week which is a decrease of 35 on the previous week.
|Date||Newly reported cases of Covid-19||Cases in Lothian||New tests||Test positivity rate (bold denotes days under 5.0% and the highest this month)||Newly reported deaths||Number of deaths according to daily measurement||Patients in ICU with confirmed Covid-19||Patients in hospital with confirmed Covid-19||Total number of positive cases since beginning of pandemic||Number of first vaccinations administered||Number of daily vaccinations recorded for previous day with highest daily figure in bold||Number of people who have received their second dose of vaccine|
|1 March 2020||386||70||4.5%||0||7,131||71||824||202,470||not available until 2.00pm Monday|
|High and low numbers of newly reported cases|
since mid December 2020
|27 February 2021||525||106||19,615||3.1%||18||7,129||74||898||201,512||1,570,153||27,224||72,178|
|4 February 2021||1,149||159||27,668||4.9%||53||6,322||127||1,812||183,418||694,347||45,085||9,031|
|Highs and lows in January|
|7 January 2021||2,649||357||11.3%||78||100||1,467||143,715|
|31 December 2021||2,622||28,295||10.1%||68||70||1,174|
|16 December 2020||689||5.9%||38||49||1,031||18,644|
You can also see the latest numbers laid out visually on the Travelling Tabby website here. It is updated at 3pm daily.