Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon says no Covid-19 deaths for 18 days in a row

Nicola Sturgeon said there had been no Covid-19 deaths.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon views a cubicle during a visit to the NHS Louisa Jordan at the SEC, Glasgow. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon views a cubicle during a visit to the NHS Louisa Jordan at the SEC, Glasgow. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

There have been no coronavirus deaths in Scotland for the 18th day in a row, Nicola Sturgeon said.

The First Minister gave the latest figures at the Scottish Government's daily coronavirus briefing in Edinburgh.

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A total of 2,491 patients have died in Scotland after testing positive for Covid-19.

Ms Sturgeon said 18,694 people have tested positive for the virus, up by 18 from 18,676 the day before.

She said 11 of these new cases were in the Grampian area, though she could not say if these were linked to the outbreak in Aberdeen.

There were 265 people in hospital with confirmed Covid-19, no change on the previous day.

Of these, three were in intensive care, no change on the previous total.

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