The latest figures detailing the number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in Scotland have been announced.
The statistics in Scotland as at 8 March 2021 are shown below.
After the events in Glasgow over the weekend when hundreds of football fans took to the streets to celebrate Rangers win, the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, at the daily briefing at St Andrew’s House said this was an “absolute disgrace” and cast a shadow over what should have been a special day for the team. A lot of people in the crowds seen on TV and social media were not socially distant or wearing masks. Dr Gregor Smith said it was “demoralising” to see so many people getting together in this way.
Mr Swinney said: “The success we have had in recent weeks in reducing case numbers is because so many people across Scotland have stuck to the extremely tough rules which are designed to prevent the spread of the virus between different households. To see so many people deliberately flouting these rules, with no regard for the safety of others is shameful.
“Events like yesterday risk spreading the virus. And they show no regard or respect at all for the millions of households across Scotland who have been sticking to the rules, who haven’t been able to meet up with friends and families, to fully celebrate birthdays and other milestones, or in some cases to attend funeral services of their loved ones. The Government and Police Scotland reminded Rangers that the club should advise fans to adhere to the current restrictions, in discussions on 26 February and 5 March. It is a matter of profound regret that that did not happen.”
He said later in answer to a question that after calls from the government that fans should go home the silence from Rangers was “deafening”.
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.
|Date||Newly reported cases of Covid-19||Cases in Lothian||New tests||Test positivity rate (bold denotes days under 5.0% and the highest in recent weeks)||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 vaccinations administered||Number of daily vaccinations recorded for previous day with highest daily figure in bold (includes 1st and 2nd doses)||Number of people who have received their second dose of vaccine|
|8 March 2021||501||67||5.0%||1||7,422||59||654||205,999||1,774,659||17,711||118,732|
|7 March 2021||390||63||14,057||3.2%||0||7,421||61||628||205,498||1,759,750||115,930|
|6 March 2021||555||72||22,992||3.0%||12||7,421||63||639||205,108||1,743,869||32,081||114,081|
|5 March 2021||498||73||3.1%||11||7,409||64||666||1,717,672||29,064||108,197|
|4 March 2021||500||71||24,723||2.5%||27||7,398||69||726||204,055||1,688,808||34,237||100,058|
|3 March 2021||543||77||24,377||2.6%||35||7,371*||69||750||203,555||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.