Scotland records almost 10,000 Covid-19 infections as 36 die with virus

There were 1,272 people in hospital on Wednesday with a recently confirmed case of Covid-19, Scottish Government statistics showed.

Dan Barker
Thursday 03 March 2022 14:50
(Andrew Milligan/PA)
(Andrew Milligan/PA)

Thirty-six Scots have died with coronavirus in the past 24 hours, figures have revealed, as another 9,491 cases were reported.

There were 1,272 people in hospital on Wednesday with a recently confirmed case of Covid-19, Scottish Government statistics showed, with 16 in intensive care.

Ten of these had been in intensive care for longer than 28 days.

The latest figures showed 36 people had died within the past day with the virus, bringing the total number who have tested positive and then died since the start of the outbreak to 10,824.

Statisticians said from March 1 the national case definition had been updated to include reinfections.

This means the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths now includes those based on someone’s first positive test, as well as possible reinfections when someone tests positive 90 days or more after their last positive test.

In Scotland, 4,437,162 people have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination, 4,159,556 have received a second dose, and 3,440,493 have received a third dose or booster.

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