Covid-19 cases in Scotland rise by 60 in one day

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has increased by 60 in the last 24 hours.

The Scottish Government has enforced a local lockdown in Aberdeen, Nicola Sturgeon said this week.
The Scottish Government has enforced a local lockdown in Aberdeen, Nicola Sturgeon said this week.

The Scottish Government has announced 60 new cases of coronavirus since Friday, taking the total number of people confirmed to have had the virus in Scotland to 18,950.

NHS Grampian which covers Aberdeen, a city under reimposed lockdown restrictions, accounted for 39 of the new cases.

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For the 23rd day in a row there were no new Covid-19 deaths from people who have tested positive, which means Scotland’s death toll remains at 2,491.

Three people were in intensive care last night with confirmed Covid-19 and 261 people were in hospital with the virus.

On Wednesday First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the city of Aberdeen would be put back under strict restrictions following an outbreak of the virus.

Ms Sturgeon has said her fears around pictures of crowds in Aberdeen from the previous weekend had “been realised” following the imposition of fresh restrictions on the city as the number of cases linked to a cluster continue to rise.

Those living in Aberdeen are now not able to travel further than five miles and all bars, pubs and restaurants are closed.

Ms Sturgeon said: “It can happen here and it is happening here in Aberdeen so please take this as the biggest, loudest warning yet that this virus is still out there.

"We have forced it into retreat in the last few weeks but the battle is not won against it, this is a battle for the forseeable future that we have to fight and refight on a daily basis and all of us are the first line of defence against it.”

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