Nicola Sturgeon: 13 more deaths linked to COVID-19 in Scotland

The First Minister has announced the latest coronavirus figures for Scotland.

A further 13 people have died in Scotland after contracting COVID-19 bringing the total in Scotland to 1,262.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed at her daily briefing that as of 9am this morning, 1,762 patients with confirmed or suspected coronavirus are in hospital which is an increase of 27 from yesterday.

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134 patients are in intensive care which is one up from yesterday.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon gives the latest information on coronavirus figures in Scotland

So far, there are 10, 521 positive cases confirmed in Scotland which is an increase of 197 from the day before.

Ms Sturgeon said: “Despite these occasional fluctuations, overall these statistics give us cause for cautious optimism.”

Since March, more than 2,000 patients who tested positive for the virus have been able to leave hospital.

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