Coronavirus: Deaths up 24 in Scotland bringing toll to 566

The Scottish Government released the latest figures during their daily briefing.

The number of people in Scotland to die after being diagnosed with coronavirus has risen to 566.

On Sunday, the Scottish Government said 24 deaths from Covid-19 had been recorded since yesterday.

A total of 5,912 people have now tested positive for the virus in Scotland, up by 322 from 5,590 the day before.

There are 221 patients who were in intensive care last night, down by one since Saturday, with 208 of those having tested positive for the virus, at an increase of six since the previous day.

There were 1,755 people in Scottish hospitals with either confirmed or suspected COVID-19, including those in intensive care, down by 100 patients.

Across the UK, the number of deaths has exceeded 10,000, following a rise of 737 in a day.

The news comes as the Prime Minister has been released from hospital, having spent seven days at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, including a period in intensive care.

Boris Johnson will continue his recovery at Chequers, a spokesman said, with the Prime Minister taking a break from work for the time being.

Meanwhile a 59-year-old grandmother has become the first person to die from coronavirus in Orkney, with her family paying tribute to the woman, who had underlying health issues.

A statement from the woman’s sons said: “We’re very thankful to the staff at the surge unit for the excellent care they gave our mother.

“They kept us informed all the way, and were extremely professional and helpful through this whole ordeal.

“And just to make people aware that we’re not safe in our little bubble of island life, this is serious situation, and everyone needs to start taking it seriously.

“Stay home and keep everyone safe.”

Coronavirus cases by NHS health board

Ayrshire and Arran: 390

Borders: 199

Dumfries and Galloway: 186

Fife: 379

Forth Valley: 337

Grampian: 291

Greater Glasgow and Clyde: 1,449

Highland: 151

Lanarkshire: 758

Lothian: 915

Orkney: 5

Shetland: 43

Tayside: 803

Western Isles: 6

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