Coronavirus: 11 deaths and 6152 new cases reported on Friday

Total of 670 people were in hospital on Friday with recently confirmed Covid-19

Fight to stem the spread of the deadly virus goes on.

A further 11 deaths and 6152 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in Scotland up until Friday night, according to official figures.

A total of 51,031 new tests were carried out, with 12.9% testing positive – up from the 12.1% reported the previously day.

Of the new cases reported on Saturday, 1894 are in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde region, 1071 are in Lanarkshire, 813 are in Lothian and 423 are in both Grampian and Ayrshire and Arran.

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

A total of 670 people were in hospital on Friday with recently confirmed Covid-19, a rise of 17 overnight. Out of those, 58 patients are in intensive care.

The lab-confirmed death toll of those who tested positive within the previous 28 days currently stands at 8165, however figures including suspected Covid-19 deaths recorded by National Records of Scotland suggest the most up-to-date total is now at least 10,554.

It was also confirmed that 4,117,147 Scots have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, an increase of 2595 from the day before.

A total of 3,717,587 people have received their second dose, a rise of 8259.

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