Scottish Government announces no deaths and 5,809 covid cases in last 24 hours

The Scottish Government have confirmed no people have died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

The death toll since March 2020 – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is still 10,433.

The latest figures for Scotland showed 5,809 new cases had also been identified overnight.

There are currently 958 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus with 23 being treated in intensive care.

So far 4,422,719 people have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination, 4,136,739 given a second dose and 3,320,254 have received a third dose or booster.

It comes after Scottish Labour’s health ­spokeswoman Jackie Baillie last night called for an urgent inquiry as it emerged four children were given Covid vaccine overdoses more than twice the approved amount.

It is believed the youngsters were aged between five and 11, and were clinically vulnerable.

Ms Baillie said: “Kids getting adult doses is pretty serious, especially when it is not a one-off.

“We don’t know the implications and there needs to be proper monitoring of these children. They can’t be left to cope with quite severe side effects on their own.

“There also needs to be an urgent inquiry.”

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