Coronavirus in Scotland: Three deaths reported in one day for first time since June 30

Total number of Covid-19 fatalities across Scotland reaches 2,499.

Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 12:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 12:47 pm

Three more confirmed coronavirus patients have died in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

The First Minister added that it is the first time three deaths have been recorded in one day since June 30.

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It brings the total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 2,499.

Three more confirmed coronavirus patient have died in Scotland.
Three more confirmed coronavirus patient have died in Scotland.

Speaking during the Scottish Government’s daily briefing on Tuesday, Ms Sturgeon said 21,719 people have tested positive for the virus in Scotland, up by 176 from 21,543 the day before.

This represents 2.3% of people newly tested, down from 2.4% yesterday.

Of the new cases, 91 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 32 in Lanarkshire and 16 in Lothian.

There are 267 people in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19, an increase of 11 in 24 hours.

Of these patients, six were in intensive care, up one.

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