Coronavirus: 28 deaths and more than 1200 new cases

The latest daily figures have been confirmed by the deputy first minister.

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Another 28 people with coronavirus have died in Scotland, as the country recorded more than 1200 new cases.

It brings the death toll under the measure of people who first tested positive within the previous 28 days to 2819.

The latest figures, which saw the country record 1281 new cases, were revealed by deputy first minister John Swinney on Friday.

Of the new cases, 496 were in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 258 in Lanarkshire, 194 in Lothian and 89 in Tayside. The remaining 244 cases were spread across seven health boards.

There are 1170 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, 83 of whom are receiving treatment in intensive care.