New record number of positive coronavirus tests in Scotland, but no further deaths

A total of 714 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland in the past 24 hours, the Scottish Government has announced – a new single-day record.

As of Saturday, 27,232 people have now tested positive in Scotland, up from 26,518 the day before.

This is 11.5% of newly-tested individuals, up from 9.5% the previous day.

Of the new cases, 290 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 91 in Lanarkshire and 113 in Lothian.

No deaths of confirmed Covid-19 patients have been recorded in the past 24 hours and the number of fatalities remains at 2,510.

There are 99 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, up by 10 in 24 hours.

Of these patients, 11 were in intensive care, the same as the day before.

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