Coronavirus in Scotland: five deaths as cases jump to over 1,000 for second day in a row

Five new deaths have been reported and 1, 027 cases confirmed in the last 24 hours, according to the Scottish Government.

Thursday, 8th October 2020, 12:49 pm

Of those, 405 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 230 in Lanarkshire, 152 in the Lothians and 72 in Ayrshire and Arran.

The remainder have been reported from other health boards across the country.

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So far, 377 people are being treated in hospital with Covid-19, which is 58 more than yesterday.

During her daily briefing First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said patients in hospital with the coronavirus have more than doubled since last week.

She added 31 people are being treated in intensive care which is three more than the day before.

In total, 35, 787 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland since the pandemic hit in March this year.

The five new deaths reported in the last 24 hours brings the country’s death toll to 2, 538.

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