Coronavirus: Two more die of Covid-19 as cases rise

Scotland's Covid-19 death toll stands at 220, while there are 3706 confirmed cases.

A further two people have died after being diagnosed with coronavirus in Scotland, taking the country’s death toll to 220.

The Scottish Government also confirmed that the total number of Covid-19 cases in Scotland have risen by 361 in the past day to stand at 3706.

The most cases in Scotland are found in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board area, where there are now 931 Covid-19 patients – up by 80 overnight.

The news comes as Scotland’s chief medical officer (CMO) Dr Catherine Calderwood has been warned by police over her ‘future conduct’ after being pictured visiting her second home in Fife.

Dr Calderwood issued a statement, apologising “unreservedly”.

During a briefing on Sunday’s coronavirus figures, the First Minister addressed the chief medical officer’s actions.

Ms Sturgeon said: “The chief medical officer made a mistake in travelling away from her home. Whatever her reasons for doing so it was wrong and she knows that.

She added: “All of us, including me, will make mistakes in these unprecedented times we are living in. When we do we must be candid about it and learn from it.”

She said the CMO is learning from her error, and added: “Over the past few weeks, as we have been dealing with this crisis, her advice and expertise has been invaluable to me.”

She added that “not withstanding her mistake on this, she is doing extremely well”.

UK-wide, 621 more deaths have been reported in the last 24-hour period, taking the death toll to 4934.

Confirmed Covid-19 cases across the UK now stand at 47,806.

Confirmed cases by NHS board area (and daily change)

Greater Glasgow and Clyde: 931 (+80)

Lothian: 534 (+58)

Lanarkshire: 478 (+51)

Tayside: 457 (+47)

Ayrshire and Arran: 267 (+13)

Forth Valley: 226 (+18)

Grampian: 194 (+17)

Fife: 200 (+27)

Dumfries and Galloway: 141 (+14)

Borders: 130 (+20)

Highland: 99 (+14)

Shetland: 41 (+1)

Western Isles: 4 (+1)

Orkney: 4 (no change)

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