The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition)

Number of daily cases is at seven-month low


Scotland has recorded its lowest number of daily Covid-19 cases in almost seven months.

The latest figures show there were 199 positive tests in the past 24 hours.

While cases are often lower after a weekend, the figure is the smallest number of new cases since 70 were recorded on September 14.

No new coronaviru­s deaths have been recorded in the latest statistics, meaning the death toll under the daily measure remains at 7,630.

The daily test positivity rate is 2.4%, up from 1.8% on Sunday, and there are 154 people in hospital with Covid-19, with 21 patients in intensive care.

A total of 2,668,723 people have received their first dose of a coronaviru­s vaccine as of yesterday morning and 590,174 have received their second dose.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is due to give a coronaviru­s update next week, ahead of planned easing of lockdown measures on April 26.

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