Coronavirus: No deaths reported for 48 hours in Scotland

Scotland also recorded 18 new cases of the virus, the highest daily figure recorded in three weeks.

Coronavirus: No deaths reported for 48 hours in Scotland University of Glasgow

No deaths have been reported from coronavirus in Scotland for the last two days.

It leaves the death toll unchanged at 4175 in the country including presumed Covid-19 deaths.

However, Nicola Sturgeon said 18 new cases of the virus had been confirmed in Scotland – the highest daily number in three weeks.

It comes after the First Minister put the country into phase three of its route map out of lockdown on Thursday.

Speaking at the government’s coronavirus briefing on Friday, she said the easing of restrictions “mustn’t meant the dropping of our guard”.

Sturgeon said: “We have been in lockdown for more than three months now but being in lockdown ourselves has meant that the virus has also been in lockdown.

“As we come out of lockdown unfortunately we let it out again too.

“We have to work in a sense even harder to make sure it doesn’t get those opportunities to spread.”

She urged people to “think even more carefully” about the steps they could take to try to prevent the disease spreading.

The 18 new cases taking Scotland’s total over the course of the pandemic to 18,333.

Meanwhile, 668 Scots are being treated in hospital for confirmed or suspected Covid, a rise of 22 on the day before.

Of those, 12 are in intensive care, an increase of one.

A total of 4115 people hospitalised with the virus have been able to go home since March 5 to continue recovering.

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