Coronavirus: 1159 new cases reported in last 24 hours

The figures released on Sunday show that 100 people are in intensive care with the virus.

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Scotland has recorded 1159 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

No deaths have been recorded as register offices are generally closed at the weekend.

The figures released on Sunday from the Scottish Government also showed that 100 people who recently tested positive were in intensive care on Saturday.

And 1241 people are in hospital with the virus.

The death toll for people who tested positive in the 28 days before they died remains at 3280.

From 18,732 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results – 7.2% were positive.

The Scottish Government has contacted local authorities in the Greater Glasgow and Lanarkshire regions about a potential move from Level 3 to Level 4 – the highest tier of restrictions.

Speaking on Friday, Swinney said: “The hard issue we have got to look at about some of the Level 3 areas is on the question of whether we think Level 3 restrictions are making enough of an impact, and the numbers are so stubbornly high in some of these areas it is posing the question perhaps these Level 3 restrictions are not doing enough to suppress the virus.

“That is the issue that is being looked at over the weekend. We have to make sure we are taking all necessary measures.”

He added: “The Government would want to avoid that if we possibly can do, but it is certainly under active consideration given the prevalence of the virus and the fact that we are not seeing levels of the virus coming down as sharply and as firmly as we need.”

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