Coronavirus: 33 deaths and 542 fresh cases in Scotland

According to NHS boards across Scotland, 784 people are currently in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19.

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A further 33 people have died in Scotland after being diagnosed with coronavirus, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

The death toll of those who tested positive stands at 7164, however weekly figures on suspected Covid-19 deaths recorded by National Records of Scotland suggest the most up-to-date total is at least 9347.

Total confirmed cases of the virus has risen to 203,012 – an increase of 542 in the past 24 hours.

The daily test positivity rate is 4.4%, down from the 4.5% reported on Monday when 386 cases were recorded.

Of the new cases reported on Tuesday, 158 are in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde region, 104 are in Lothian, 101 are in Lanarkshire, and 74 are in Forth Valley.

The rest of the cases are spread out across eight other health board areas.

According to NHS boards across Scotland, 784 people are currently in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19.

The Scottish Government also confirmed that 1,634,361 Scots have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, an increase of 22,783 from the day before.

A total of 84,445 people have received their second dose, a rise of 5580.