The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by Public Health Scotland today and are reported below.
The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, explained in an address to parliament on Tuesday afternoon that there will be no immediate changes to the Covid levels of protection which currently apply to different parts of Scotland. Ms Sturgeon said: “It is exactly six months since the first Covid vaccine was administered in Scotland and progress since then has been remarkable.
“As of 7.30 this morning, 3,403,866 people in Scotland have received their first dose of the vaccine.
“That is an increase of 17,545 since yesterday, and means that almost exactly three quarters of the adult population in Scotland has now received a first dose of vaccine.
“In addition, 30,944 people received their second dose yesterday, which brings the total number of second doses to 2,282,203 – that means more than half of the adult population is now fully vaccinated with two doses.
“These are significant and really heartening milestones, and as ever, I want to thank everyone involved in delivering the programme.
“Last week, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use among 12 to 15 year olds.
“That is also really good news, as it indicates that the vaccine is safe for use in children of that age.
The Scottish Government is now awaiting advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation on the vaccination of children in those age groups.”
The First Minister concluded by saying that the country is in a fragile position with case numbers higher than the experts and the government would like. She confirmed that it will be the data which is assessed very carefully as the government makes decisions about easing restrictions.”
Today’s announcement means that Edinburgh remains in Level 2 for now in view of rising case numbers over recent weeks.
On Wednesday the National Records of Scotland announced that the number of people who have died where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate has risen to 10,122. During last week 24-30 May eight deaths were recorded where Covid-19 was mentioned and in total the number of deaths from all causes was 1,084.
Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said: “The latest figures show a slight increase in deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, although numbers remain at very low levels.
“There were six COVID-19 related deaths in hospitals, none in care homes and two elsewhere.”
|Date||Newly reported cases of Covid-19||Cases in Lothian||New tests||Test positivity rate (bold denotes days under 3.0% and the highest in recent weeks)||Newly reported deaths||Number of deaths according to daily measurement||Patients in ICU with confirmed Covid-195||Patients in hospital with confirmed Covid-19 (under 500 is in bold)||Total number of positive cases since beginning of pandemic||Number of first dose vaccinations administered||Number of daily vaccinations recorded for previous day with highest daily figure in bold (includes 1st and 2nd doses) Above 30,000 in bold||Number of people who have received their second dose of vaccine|
|8 June 2021||695||157||14,873||5.0%||0||7,677||12||121||241,864||3,403,866||48,489||2,282,203|
|7 June 2021||641||16,192||4.2%||0||12||122||3,386,321||2,251,259|
|6 June 2021||775||215||20,675||4.0%||0||7,677||240,528||3,365,779||44,883||2,227,493|
|5 June 2021||860||201||27,436||3.4%||1||7,677||239,753||3,345,842||51,814||2,202,547|
|4 June 2021||992||213||26,962||3.9%||2||7,676||8||116||238,893||3,326,005||53,145||2,170,570|
|3 June 2021||835||227||31,841||2.8%||4||7,674||8||110||237,901||3,305,812||50,992||2,137,618|
|2 June 2021||677||160||26,258||2.8%||1||7,670||10||114||237,066||3,286,261||49,917||2,106,177|
|1 June 2021||478||107||16,489||3.1%||0||7,669||10||106||236,389||3,267,290||47,130||2,075,231|
|28 May 2021||641||132||25,939||2.6%||2||7,668||6||90||234,312||3,196,051||49,965||1,971,006|
|3 May 2021||132||10,195||1.5%||0||2,824,955||1,326,599|
|1 April 2021||400||73||25,956||1.8%||8||7,610||21||215||218,432||2,493,327||42,984||399,062|
|27 March 2021||563||119||25,519||2.4%||6||7,584||26||283||216,705||2,358,807||50,875||294,714|
|25 March 2021||701||157||31,946||2.4%||10||7,572||32||310||215,599||2,285,711||50,083||263,236|
|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|
|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|