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Coronavirus update: First Minister confirms plans to vaccinate teenagers

By David Porter

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In Scotland in the last 24 hours there have been a total of 695 positive cases of coronavirus which equates to 5.0 per cent of those tested overall.

NHS Greater Glasgow saw 212 cases, NHS Tayside 93 and NHS Lothian 157.

NHS Grampian saw 24 new cases while NHS Highland recorded six new cases.

In the seven days to June 3 there were 47 new cases in Aberdeenshire (18.0 per 100,000), 89 in Aberdeen City (38.9 per 100,000) and 16 in Moray (16.7 per 100,000).

No new deaths were recorded in Scotland with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

To date in Scotland more than 3,403.866 people have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination and over 2,282,203 people have received their second dose.

Speaking this afternoon the First Minister said: "I can confirm today that there are no changes to levels at present.

"As you will have heard, we are looking at vaccinating the 12+ age group

"If the JCVI recommends this for ages 12 and over after consultation we will move as quick as is practical to do so.

"At present we are concentrating on vaccinating adults as case numbers continue to rise - we have seen a net increase in case numbers of over 50 per cent from the previous week.

"As we start interacting more this was expected but also being driven by the delta variant.

"But key is the extent to which the vaccine is weakening the link and we remain optimistic that it will let us move to a less restrictive way of dealing with it.

"More than half of the adult population has now had two doses."

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