Coronavirus in Scotland: 85 new cases as death roll reaches 16

A further 85 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the country as the death toll reaches 16.

A total of 9,968 tests have been carried out with 584 coming back positive to date, according to the Scottish Government.

Nicola Sturgeon reiterated measures put in for Scotland in an attempt to control the pandemic.

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Greater Glasgow and Clyde continues to be the worst affected region in the country with 183 confirmed cases.

Here are the latest figures on coronavirus cases in Scotland according to the Scottish Government

First Minister said she expects the cases to “rise sharply” in the coming weeks.

Addressing the country this afternoon she said: “Effectively Scotland is now in lockdown. People have been told that they must stay at home. We have now set more stringent limits to that, so the only permissible reasons for leaving your home are as follows:

to shop for basic necessities, but only once a day at most to take exercise, no more than once a day – and this should be done alone, or with your household and not in groups for medical reasons for yourself or if providing care or support to a vulnerable person to travel to essential work if that work absolutely cannot be done from home

“All social events are now band and public gatherings of two or more people, excluding households or essential work related purposes are also prohibited.

“Communal places such as libraries and playgrounds must close, places of worship should also close other than for funerals which, I am now deeply sorry to say, must be restricted to immediate family.”

Here is an updated list on where the coronavirus cases have been reported:

Ayrshire and Arran – 41

Borders – 12

Dumfries and Galloway – 26

Fife – 25

Forth Valley – 43

Grampian – 24

Greater Glasgow and Clyde – 183

Highland – 13

Lanarkshire – 75

Lothian – 70

Shetland – 24

Tayside – 48

This is a breaking news story, more to follow.

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