41 more Scots die from Coronavirus in past 24 hours

A further 41 deaths from Coronavirus have been reported in Scotland in the past 24 hours.

The total number of Scots who have died from Coronavirus now stands at 2,094.

The last daily increase reported was 46.

Official figures released today by the Scottish Government show that 2,094 lives have now been claimed by the pandemic north of the border.

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The number of residents in care homes suspected of having the virus also continues to rise, with 94 new cases reported overnight. Figures show that 5,069 people living in care home are now thought to have been infected.

Overall, a further 187 people have tested positive for the virus, bringing the total number of Scots known to be infected to 14,447.

The number of people in hospital with the virus has gone down by 33 in the past day, with 1,416 patients now suspected of having the disease.

The number of people in intensive care with confirmed or suspected Coronavirus has also gone down, from 71 to 59. Of those, 49 have tested positive.

Meanwhile, the UK Government said today (Saturday) that 34,466 people have now died with Coronavirus – up 468 people from yesterday.

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