Coronavirus: Another 16 people die as cases pass 15,000

The latest Scottish Government figures on Covid-19 cases have been published.

Coronavirus: Another 16 people have died. STV
Coronavirus: Another 16 people have died.

Another 16 people have died of coronavirus in Scotland, with confirmed cases of the virus reaching 15,041.

It takes the death toll among confirmed Covid-19 patients to 2261 but the total, including suspected deaths, is just over 3700.

In total, 1305 people are in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19.

Out of those, 50 people are in intensive care.

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However, it has been confirmed 3540 inpatients have been discharged from hospital since March 5.

On Thursday the Scottish Government will begin to ease the lockdown, having published its four-phase plan to gradually bring back some normality to people’s lives in Scotland.

Coronavirus restrictions are reviewed every three weeks, and any changes will be closely monitored – meaning if the rate of the virus’ transmission increases, measures could be reimposed.