Coronavirus in Scotland: 78 people have died and another 2,649 tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours

A total of 78 coronavirus deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours as the country confirms 2,649 people have tested positive since yesterday.

Nicola Sturgeon announced the latest coronavirus figures in Scotland
Nicola Sturgeon announced the latest coronavirus figures in Scotland

Of the cases confirmed in the last 24 hours, 660 were in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 357 cases were recorded in the Lothians, 389 in Lanarkshire and 302 cases were recorded in Tayside.

All of the remaining cases were recorded across nine other health board areas.

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To date, 100 people are being treated in intensive care with recently confirmed Covid-19 which is five more than the figure reported yesterday.

1,467 people are in hospital having tested positive for the virus which is an increase of 83 from yesterday’s figure.

Since the start of the outbreak a total of 143,715 people in Scotland have tested positive for coronavirus.

With today’s additional 78 deaths, the total death toll in the country is 4,779.

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