Coronavirus in Scotland: New single-day record as 714 positive cases are recorded

No deaths of confirmed Covid-19 patients have been recorded in the past 24 hours, but number of positive cases across the country continues to rise at alarming rate.

Saturday, 26th September 2020, 2:20 pm
Updated Saturday, 26th September 2020, 2:23 pm

A total of 714 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland in the past 24 hours – a new single-day record.

According to the latest Scottish Government figures, 27,232 people have now tested positive in Scotland, up from 26,518 the day before.

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This is 11.5% of newly-tested individuals, up from 9.5% the previous day.

27,232 people have now tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland.
27,232 people have now tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland.

Of the new cases, 290 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 91 in Lanarkshire and 113 in Lothian.

No deaths of confirmed Covid-19 patients have been recorded in the past 24 hours and the number of fatalities remains at 2,510.

There are 99 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, up by 10 in 24 hours.

Of these patients, 11 were in intensive care, the same as the day before.

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