Coronavirus in Scotland: 15 new Covid-19 deaths and 1,167 new cases

Scotland has recorded a further 15 coronavirus deaths, the latest Scottish Government figures show.

The daily statistics saw a large rise in cases and people admitted to hospital with the virus, as well as an increase in the percentage of positive tests for Covid-19.

The total number of fatalities now stands at 2,609, though separate figures from the National Records of Scotland, which record all deaths where coronavirus is mentioned on the death certificate, suggest the true death toll is 4,301.

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In the past 24 hours, 1,167 people have tested positive for the virus, representing 17.6% of newly-tested individuals, up from 16.9% on Friday.

There are 675 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus as of yesterday, up by 46 in 24 hours.

62 were in intensive care, up by four.

The Scottish Government has introduced a number of measures to halt the rise in Covid-19 in Scotland, with pubs and restaurants closed in the central belt.

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Scotland has recorded a further 15 coronavirus deaths, the latest Scottish Government figures show.

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