Nicola Sturgeon: 2,272 Covid-linked deaths in Scotland

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

A further 83 people have died in Scotland after testing positive for Covid-19, bringing the death toll in Scotland by this measure to 1,415, according to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

At her daily press briefing, Ms Sturgeon confirmed that 11,034 people had now tested positive for the virus - an increase of 313.

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She said 1,727 of those were receiving treatment in hospital, and that 114 were in in intensive care.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. (Photo by Andrew Milligan - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Earlier today, the National Records of Scotland released its weekly records of people whose deaths were linked to Covid-19, even if they were not tested for the disease.

By this NRS measure, statistics show that, up to April 25, coronavirus had killed 2,272 people in Scotland – an increase of 656.

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The records show that 52 per cent of deaths recorded by NRS occurred in Scottish hospitals, 39 per cent in care homes, and nine per cent at people’s homes.

Speaking at the press conference, Ms Sturgeon said the NRS figures were “more comprehensive” than the daily figures she was able to produce.

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