Coronavirus in Scotland: four new deaths as cases jump by 775 across the country

Four new deaths have been recorded in Scotland as the country sees 775 new cases confirmed in the last 24 hours.

Of these, 324 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 164 in the Lothians and 102 in Lanarkshire, according to the Scottish Government which revealed the figures on Friday, October 2.

The remaining 185 cases are spread across nine other health boards in the country.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed during her daily briefing that to date; 175 patients are in hospital, 21 more than yesterday, and 19 patients are being treated in intensive care – two up from the day before.

A nurse takes a swab at a Covid-19 drive-through testing station for NHS staff (Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

The total number of cases in Scotland now stands at 30,687 while the country’s death toll stands at 2,526.

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