One more coronavirus death as total cases reach 15,755

The latest Scottish Government figures have been published.

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The Scottish Government has confirmed one coronavirus death in the last 24 hours – taking the death toll among confirmed cases to 2448.

Counting deaths among suspected cases, however, the figure now stands at 4033.

The total of confirmed cases of the virus has risen to 15,755 – a jump of 25 in the last 24 hours.

As of Saturday night, a total of 964 people were in hospital with either confirmed or suspected coronavirus – of these 15 were in intensive care.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said at the press briefing: “I want to stress as I always do that these numbers are just not statistics, they represent people whose loss is being mourned right now and that point is just as important when we are reporting one death as it is when we report multiple deaths.

“So once again let me send my deepest condolences and my thoughts to everyone who has lost a loved one as a result of this illness.”