Five days since last coronavirus death recorded in Scotland

A total of six new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed.

No coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Scotland for five consecutive days.

The death toll from confirmed cases remains at 2490 but, adding suspected cases, the figure stands at 4175.

There have been six new cases of Covid-19 in Scotland detected over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 18,365.

This follows 19 new cases on Sunday, of which 12 were in Glasgow.

Seven of these cases were asymptomatic and relate to one care home, which First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said was now being investigated, with testing and precautions in place.

A total of 550 patients are in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19, including six in intensive care.

Sturgeon revealed the latest figures during her daily briefing in Edinburgh.

She stressed that some registration offices were no longer open at weekends, meaning deaths from Saturday and Sunday may have not yet been recorded.

The First Minister also reiterated her call for people not to gather in large groups or to go to places which are busy.

A road in the Trossachs was forced to close over the weekend due to parked cars making it impassible.

Sturgeon said: “We’re asking you to please use your common sense – if car parks are full, move on, if places look busy then also move on.

“Our very strong advice, as you know, is to avoid crowded places, whether they’re outdoors or indoors.”

The First Minister also said there had been concerns raised with her about “large numbers of people wild camping”.

With campsites are set to open on Wednesday, she added: “If you do intend to use them over the next few weeks, our advice is to book ahead, not simply turn up.”

Sturgeon said she believed compliance with new regulations making face coverings mandatory in shops was “extremely high indeed”.

She said: “Everything I’ve seen or heard through social media, through other reports and through my own brief visit to a couple of shops yesterday, everything suggests that compliance with the new law has been extremely high indeed and I want to thank everybody for that.

“It is what I would have expected but nevertheless it is still welcome.”

While face coverings are currently mandatory in shops and on public transport, Sturgeon added that they can be used in other indoor spaces when social distancing cannot be adhered to.

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