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Scottish Government announces 22 deaths and 1,825 covid cases in last 24 hours


The Scottish Government has confirmed 22 individuals have died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours,

The newest figures for Scotland confirmed that 1,825 new cases had been recognized in a single day.

It brings the loss of life toll since last March – of people that first examined constructive for the virus throughout the earlier 28 days – to 7,842.

There are presently 488 individuals in hospital confirmed to have the virus with 58 being handled in intensive care.

The complete variety of constructive cases for the reason that pandemic hit stands at 335,966.

To date 3,989,927 individuals have acquired their first vaccination with 3,028,271 having a second jab.

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The figures come as additional warnings have been made in regards to the impression of the coronavirus pandemic on Scotland’s NHS, with one public well being professional claiming the backlog of individuals ready for care “will get worse before it gets better”.

Jillian Evans, head of well being intelligence at NHS Grampian, stated the service is dealing with a “really exceptional situation” with individuals ready for care and workers absences.

She stated the backlog will take years to take care of, echoing Health Secretary Humza Yousaf ’s warning over how lengthy will probably be earlier than the NHS is absolutely remobilised following the pandemic.

Evans additionally instructed how Covid, and coping with the pressures it has created, might outcome in some “pretty major adjustments to the way we provide health care”.

Health boards throughout the nation are persevering with to take care of the impression of the pandemic on affected person care.

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