Coronavirus in Scotland: no new deaths as country sees rise of 961 Covid-19 cases

A total of 961 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to the Scottish Government.

Monday, 12th October 2020, 12:26 pm

The figures, released on Monday, October 12, also revealed no new deaths have been reported since the day before.

Yet Nicola Sturgeon said this is to be expected with few registry offices open on the weekend.

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Of the new positive results, 359 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 244 in Lanarkshire, 112 in the Lothians and 88 in Ayrshire and Arran.

A new walk-through coronavirus testing centre at The Engine Shed in Stirling picture: Michael Gillen
A new walk-through coronavirus testing centre at The Engine Shed in Stirling picture: Michael Gillen

The other cases have been reported from the remaining health boards in the country.

Ms Sturgeon confirmed no new cases have been reported from Orkney or the Shetland isles.

During her daily briefing, the First Minister said 487 people are currently in hospital with coronavirus which is 38 more than yesterday and 36 patients are in intensive care with Covid-19.

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