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  1. BreakingFurther 16 Covid-related deaths recorded in past 24 hours

    The latest daily figures published by the Scottish government show another 2,370 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland. That is 10.6% of the total number of tests carried out.

    This takes the total number of positive cases in Scotland since the start of the pandemic to 560,334.

    There are 1,027 patients in hospital with a confirmed case (up four on yesterday), with 73 being treated in intensive care (down three).

    A further 16 people who tested positive have had their deaths registered, taking the total by that measure to 8,551.

    A total of 4,184,574 people have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination, while 3,832,498 have received their second dose.

  2. Scotland 'nudging towards' herd immunity

    A woman and man in face masks walk along a street with coronavirus posters in the background

    Scotland is "nudging towards" herd immunity despite still having high levels of Covid-19 in the population, a public health expert has said.

    Jillian Evans, head of health intelligence at NHS Grampian, told the BBC that all groups needed to be jabbed for population-wide protection.

    But she said the numbers vaccinated or already infected with the virus suggested "we are nudging towards it".

    Ms Evans told the Good Morning Scotland programme that her overall assessment of the coronavirus situation in Scotland was "a hopeful one".

    Read more here.

  3. Residents sent leaflets advertising bogus Covid cures

    Leaflets which recommend a horse de-wormer as a cure for coronavirus have been posted through a number of letter boxes in Wednesbury, Sandwell Council said.

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    Video caption: Ros Atkins on... why people are using a horse drug

    The drug, Ivermectin, has been touted as a way of treating or preventing for Covid-19, with celebrities such as podcast host Joe Rogan praising its use, however its effectiveness remains unproven and is has not been approved for this use.

    Councillor Suzanne Hartwell urged residents to "pay no attention" to the leaflets which she said were "peddling false information".

    The borough's director of public health, Dr Lisa McNally, echoed her colleague.

    "If you are hesitant about taking a vaccine, talk to your doctor or a healthcare worker," she said.