Coronavirus in Scotland: Highest daily figure of new cases since May for second day in a row

The Scottish Government figures confirmed no new deaths in the last 24 hours, but number of new cases across the country continues to spike.

Sunday, 13th September 2020, 2:25 pm
Updated Sunday, 13th September 2020, 2:34 pm

A total of 244 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland in the past 24 hours – the highest daily figure since May 6.

The latest Scottish Government figures, released on Sunday (August 13) show that 22,679 people have now tested positive in Scotland, up from 22,435 the day before.

Sign up to our public interest bulletins - get the latest news on the Coronavirus

Sign up to our public interest bulletins - get the latest news on the Coronavirus

This is 3.7% of newly-tested individuals.

No further deaths of confirmed Covid-19 patients have been recorded in the past 24 hours, meaning that the number of fatalities in Scotland remains at 2,499.

There are 259 people currently in hospital confirmed to have the virus, down by two in 24 hours.

Of these patients, seven were in intensive care, down one from the previous day.

A message from the Editor:

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

The dramatic events of 2020 are having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive. We are now more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription to support our journalism.

Subscribe to scotsman.com and enjoy unlimited access to Scottish news and information online and on our app. Visit https://www.u2swisshome.com/subscriptions now to sign up.

By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.

Joy Yates

Editorial Director

 0 comments

Want to join the conversation? Please or to comment on this article.