Coronavirus in Scotland: 15 further deaths brings Scottish Government total to 2,331

A further 15 people in Scotland have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Scottish Government.

A total of 2,331 patients have died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus, Nicola Sturgeon said.

Speaking at the Scottish Government's coronavirus briefing, she announced 15,327 people have tested positive for the virus across Scotland, a rise of 39 from 15,288 previous day.

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There are 1,216 patients in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19, a fall of 22 in 24 hours from 1,238.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Of these, 40 were in intensive care, an increase of three.

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