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Scottish Government confirms NO deaths and 849 new Covid cases in Tayside

The Scottish Government has confirmed NO new coronavirus deaths were reported in Tayside in the last 24 hours.

The area's death toll - composed of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days - remains the same at 782.

Data from Public Health Scotland also shows that 849 new cases were recorded overnight in the region.

In total, Tayside has recorded 72,384 cases of Covid-19 since the pandemic began.

The figures are issued with the usual caveat on a Monday that registry offices are generally shut over the weekend when there is a delay in recording deaths.

The latest local vaccination data shows that 333,186 people have had at least one coronavirus vaccination, 308,854 have received at least two, while 241,739 have also received a third, or booster, vaccination.

Across the country, 11,827 new positive cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the last day - a total of 1,056,837 since the pandemic began.

There were no Covid-confirmed deaths reported meaning the country's overall death toll from the virus remains the same at 9,934.

There are currently 1,432 people in Scotland's hospitals being treated for covid with 54 in intensive care.

The figures come as Health Secretary Humza Yousaf ruled out plans to further cut the self-isolation period for those with the virus in Scotland.

This comes as Tory minister Nadhim Zahawi backed a proposal to drop England's self isolation period from seven days to five.

However Yousaf said there was already enough risk in dropping the isolation period from ten days to seven north of the border without cutting it further.

He said: “The reason why we have made that decision – and it’s important to say that the UK nations all moved at a different pace on this –

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