Scotland has recorded five coronavirus deaths and 178 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to latest data.
It means the death toll under the daily measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is 7,659.
Scottish Government figures published on Thursday show the daily test positivity rate was 0.8%, down from 0.9% the day before.
This is the lowest rate in 2021 and the lowest since September, when it hit 0.6%.
There were 70 people in hospital on Wednesday with recently confirmed Covid-19, down from 75 the previous day.
Twelve of them were in intensive care, no change on the day before.
So far 2,796,810 people have received the first dose of a Covid vaccination and 1,184,629 have received their second dose.
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