LiveCoronavirus in Scotland RECAP: The death toll in Scotland now 296, PM Boris Johnson goes into intensive care and Nicola Sturgeon faces questions over Catherine Calderwood's resignation

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Scottish Government statistics show that there are 4,229 positive cases of coronavirus across the country and sadly 296 patients in Scotland who have tested positive have died.

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Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Latest updates on COVID-19 in Scotland

Last updated: Tuesday, 07 April, 2020, 12:49

  • Boris Johnson has been taken into intensive care with coronavirus
  • Nicola Sturgeon faces questions over Catherine Calderwood's resignation
  • There are 4,229 positive cases in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon: "These measures are not about to be lifted next week - we are in it for the long haul"

Nicola Sturgeon: "We are living in unprecedented times, I am asking people to do things I would never have believed I would stand here and ask, I understand how difficult this is, and I understand how anxious people are... This is a really tough time...we're all trying to do our best, all trying to pull together and we will all get it wrong on occasion. We all make mistakes... We will get through it. We will get through it better if we show each other kindness, which I'm still not sure we are as good at as we should be."

The First Minister commented that people should be kinder especially when someone has made a mistake concluding the statement with "dare I say it, including the media"

Nicola Sturgeon:"We have just under 600 intensive care beds. We have plenty of spare capacity right now, but I don't say that to be complacent, we will see a continued rise in demand,"

The Prime Minister remains in 'good spirits' and has not required a ventilator

Boris Johnson receiving "standard oxygen treatment" announces official spokesperson

The Prime Minister remains in “good spirits” in intensive care and is being given oxygen but has not required a ventilator, his official spokesman has said. 

Reading a joint statement from Downing Street and St Thomas’ Hospital, where Boris Johnson is receiving care, the spokesman said the Prime Minister did not have pneumonia and was receiving “standard oxygen treatment” but did not require “intubation, mechanical ventilation or any other non-invasive respiratory support”

Health Secretary: Community pharmacies and GP's will be open on Good Friday and Easter Monday

Nicola Sturgeon: "Right now we are all human beings united in this battle...we send our very best wished to Boris Johson...we are all willing you on Boris"

The death toll in Scotland has risen by 74, though the large number is attributed to the National Records of Scotland not yet having organised seven day working, and so today's number will include some of those from the weekend.

Scottish Gov update: 4,229 patients have now tested positive, up by 268, while sadly another 74 patients have died, bringing the total to 296

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