Coronavirus: 18 more deaths and 1401 new cases in Scotland

The First Minister confirmed the latest figures at the daily briefing.

Another 18 people with coronavirus have died in Scotland as the country recorded 1401 new cases.

The latest figures were revealed by the First Minister at the daily briefing.

The death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – has risen to 2688.

Of the new cases recorded, 493 were in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 413 in Lanarkshire, 169 in Lothian and 117 in Ayrshire and Arran.

There are currently 975 patients in hospital, who are confirmed to have the virus, 41 more than on Thursday.

Of these, 76 people are being treated in intensive care.

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