Coronavirus: No new deaths in Scotland for second day

No new coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Scotland for a second day running.

Now new deaths from Coronavirus have been reported in Scotland for a second day in a row. Picture : John Devlin.

Official figures released today (Saturday) show no fatalities occurred in the previous 24 hours among people who have tested positive for the virus.

It means the number of Covid-19 deaths under this measure remains at 2,482.

Sign up to our public interest bulletins - get the latest news on the Coronavirus

Sign up to our public interest bulletins - get the latest news on the Coronavirus

On Friday, Nicola Sturgeon said the fact no deaths were recorded on a weekday was significant, as registration figures tend to be artificially low at weekends.

Read More

Read More
Brian Wilson: Why Scotland should have U-turned over Coronavirus care home death...

But Saturday's figures also show 15 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of positive tests to 18,228.

Of those who have tested positive, 4,045 have been discharged from hospital since March 5.

A total of 456 people are currently in Scottish hospitals with Covid-19, five of whom are in intensive care as well as 11 in intensive care with suspected coronavirus.

Speaking on Friday, the First Minister said the low number of positive tests is "one of many signs of the progress we are making".

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.Subscribe to scotsman.com and enjoy unlimited access to Scottish news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Visit https://www.scotsman.com/subscriptions now to sign up.

Our journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them. By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.

Joy Yates

Editorial Director