THE Borders has recorded 41 new cases of coronavirus in the last day, latest figures show.

According to Scottish Government data published at 2pm today (October 12), the Borders has now seen 8,071 cases of the virus since the start of the pandemic.

The new figures show there are currently eight people in hospital with recently confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Scotland has now recorded 594,623 cases of the virus since March last year, according to the latest data.

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