On Christmas Day, over 1,100 individuals tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland.
Latest figures show that since yesterday, 1,149 new infections have been registered, with a further 43 deaths – as much of the country has again been put under the strictest restrictions on coronavirus.
The total number of cases has now reached 116,870 in Scotland.
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During the holidays, the Scottish government would not issue regular statistics on deaths and hospitalizations.
Figures from Dec. 23, however, indicate that 1,008 individuals with newly diagnosed COVID-19 disease were in the hospital and 56 individuals at the time were in intensive care.
1,149 new coronavirus cases in Scotland have been identified.
This takes the total number of cases confirmed to 119,184,
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– Government of Scotland (@scotgov) 26 December 2020
Since the epidemic started, as of Dec. 24, 4,416 people who tested positive have died.
A total of 1,240,546 Covid-19 tests have now been performed by NHS laboratories and 2,013,325 in Scotland by UKG Labs. To tackle the emergence of a new, faster-spreading version of Covid-19, the Scottish government has put the entire Scottish mainland under Level 4 restrictions.
The switch to Level 4 means that non-essential firms have had to shut down, while bars, cafes and restaurants are now permitted to sell take-away services.