Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon confirms 46 further Covid-19 deaths in Scotland taking death toll to 2,053

A further 46 people have died after testing positive for Covid-19 in Scotland in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 2,053 deaths.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed the latest figures during her daily briefing at St Andrew’s House on Friday.

But data published by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) on Wednesday revealed 3,213 deaths have been registered where the virus has been mentioned on the death certificate, as of Sunday May 10th.

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

However, the NRS data showed 415 Covid-19 linked deaths were recorded between May 4th and 10th, a decrease of 110 deaths compared to the previous week.

Nicola Sturgeon revealed the latest statistics during her daily briefing in Edinburgh.

During her daily briefing, Ms Sturgeon also said that she will share more information next week on the assessments being made and the range of options being looked at by the Scottish Government for easing the lockdown, as well as any further changes in the short term.

She said she is “keen to get the economy moving again” but reiterated that for now, people should stick to the current guidance.

The Scottish Government’s lockdown measures say we should stay at home and only leave for reasons like getting food, medical care, exercising and “essential” work which can not be done from home.

She also thanked the Scottish public for the sacrifices they are making and urged people to keep doing so to save lives.