Coronavirus in Scotland: one more death has been reported as the country records 912 new cases in the last 24 hours

Nicola Sturgeon said today in her daily briefing that in the last 24 hours one more person has died from coronavirus and 912 new cases have been confirmed.

Latest coronavirus figures in Scotland.
Latest coronavirus figures in Scotland.

Of the new cases 363 were in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 219 in NHS Lanarkshire, 73 were in Ayrshire and Arran and 107 new cases were recorded in NHS Lothian.

The First Minister confirmed that 1,226 people are in hospital with the virus, a decrease of 19 from the figure reported yesterday.

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105 people are in intensive care, which is six fewer than yesterday’s figure.

While only one more death has been recorded Ms Sturgeon said: “I would of course remind you that registration offices tend to be closed at weekends, so the figures we report for

deaths on Sunday and Monday’s can be artificially low as a result of that.”

In total, Scotland has recorded 64,355 positive cases since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

The death toll in Scotland is now 3,040.

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