Coronavirus claims the lives of three more people in Scotland

Confirmed death toll in Scotland from Covid-19 is now 2273 with 15,156 cases.

Coronavirus has claimed the lives of another three people in Scotland, with confirmed cases of the virus reaching 15,156.

It takes the death toll among confirmed Covid-19 patients to 2273 but the total including suspected deaths is just over 3700.

In total, 1269 people are in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19.

Out of those, 40 people are in intensive care, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said, cautioning that the death toll was often low on a Monday due to reduced weekend reporting.

However, it has been confirmed 3572 inpatients have been discharged from hospital since March 5.

On Thursday the Scottish Government hope to begin easing 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.