Coronavirus in Scotland: 625 new cases confirmed as country records 12 news deaths

A total of 12 deaths have been recorded in Scotland as the country reports 625 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Nurses at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley picture: PA/Jane Barlow
Nurses at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley picture: PA/Jane Barlow

Of the new cases, 179 were in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 105 in Lothians and 97 in Lanarkshire.

To date, 422 people are being treated in hospital having tested positive for the virus and 38 patients are being treated in an ICU with confirmed Covid-19.

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Since the start of the pandemic in March last year, 211,230 in Scotland have tested positive for the virus and the country’s death toll currently stands at 7,529.

During a session in Parliament yesterday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a route map out of lockdown for Scotland with specific dates for when industry can start to reopen.

The stay at home message will change to ‘stay local’ from April 2 with more students returning to school.

Read here for more information about Scotland’s routemap out of lockdown.

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