Another 18 people die with coronavirus in Scotland

A total of 29 new daily cases of the virus have been confirmed - the lowest number since March 17.

Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon gives Scottish Government update. Pixabay
Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon gives Scottish Government update.

Coronavirus has claimed the lives of another 18 people in Scotland.

It takes the death toll among confirmed Covid-19 patients to 2291, although including suspected deaths the total is 3734.

Nicola Sturgeon also said 29 new cases of the virus had been confirmed overnight, taking the country’s total to 15,185.

However, this is the lowest number of new daily cases of Covid-19 recorded since March 17.

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Speaking at the Scottish Government’s Tuesday press briefing, the First Minister cautioned the figures on deaths could be lower than usual due to the long bank holiday weekend.

The numbers in hospital with confirmed or suspected coronavirus have fallen by 69 overnight to stand at 1200.

There are four fewer patients in intensive care with Covid-19 or Covid-19 patients, down to 36.

A total of 3589 patients hospitalised with the virus since the pandemic began have been able to go home, the FM also confirmed.

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She also said the government’s test, track and isolate scheme, called “test and protect” will go live on Thursday.

In addition, transport secretary Michael Matheson will address MSPs later on Tuesday outlining the Scottish Government’s plan for public transport as the lockdown begins to ease from the end of this week.

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