SCOTLAND has recorded 584 new Covid cases as seven more deaths have been registered in the past 24 hours.
Daily vaccines reached 52,839, the first time more than 50,000 inoculations have been administered in a day.
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The Scottish Government confirmed today the country’s total coronavirus cases has reached 185,792.
Last night 1,710 patients were being treated in hospital, a reduction of 19 from yesterday, with 108 people fighting for their lives in intensive care, a decrease of nine.
The new cases represent 6.9 per cent of 9,479 people who had been tested for the virus.
Of the new cases, 125 were in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 129 in Lanarkshire and 72 in Lothian.
A total of 839,266 people have now received their first vaccine dose of the vaccine.
And 10,582 people have also had their second dose of the jab.
Scotland’s Covid death toll now stands at 6,438.
However, the number of deaths reported is usually lower at the weekend, as most registration offices are closed.
Nicola Sturgeon hailed the new vaccine record as she tweeted that Scotland is “on track to hit all targets” in its vaccination campaign.
The First Minister tweeted: “A record 52,839 vaccinations. 839,226 have now had first dose, inc 99.5% of older care home residents, 90% of staff in older adult care homes, 94%+ of over 80s living in community, 64% of those aged 75-79 and 26% of 70-74 yr olds. On track to hit all targets.”
Jeane Freeman has said all Scots could be vaccinated against the virus “in the summer”.
However the Health Secretary refused to say what it could mean in terms of restrictions being lifted.
Asked when it might be possible for people to go to pubs or non-essential shops could reopen, Ms Freeman told BBC Scotland’s Sunday Show: “I can’t give you that.”
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