The latest figures detailing the number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in Scotland have been announced.
The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport Jeane Freeman and the Chief Medical Officer held today’s media briefing from St Andrew’s House.
The statistics in Scotland as at 3 March 2021 are shown below and display one of the lowest test positivity rates in recent months.
As at 28 February 2021, 9,580 deaths were registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate according to weekly statistics reported by National Records of Scotland.
The number of deaths in care homes is declining significantly and the Health Secretary said this shows that the vaccine is working.
*There has been a problem with the number of daily deaths being aligned with other statistics. That is why today’s figure has taken a jump which does not reflect the number of deaths registered since yesterday.
|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|
|3 March 2021||543||77||2.6%||35||7,371*||69||750||1,661,879||35,623||92,550|
|2 March 2021||542||104||14,537||4.4%||33||7,164||71||784||203,012||1,634,361||84,445|
|1 March 2020||386||70||4.5%||0||7,131||71||824||202,470|
|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.