Nicola Sturgeon: 40 new Covid-19 deaths brings toll in Scotland to 1,515

The First Minister has confirmed the latest Covid-19 figures.

40 more people have died in Scotland after testing positive for Covid-19, bringing the death toll in Scotland by this measure to 1,515, according to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

At her daily press briefing today, Ms Sturgeon also confirmed that 11,654 people had now tested positive for the virus - an increase of 301.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

She said 1,809 of those were receiving treatment in hospital – a increase of 61.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. (Photo by Jane Barlow-WPA Pool/Getty Images)First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. (Photo by Jane Barlow-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. (Photo by Jane Barlow-WPA Pool/Getty Images)

110 people are in intensive care across Scotland – one more than in the figure 24 hours ago.

A message from the Editor

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.

Subscribe to and enjoy unlimited access to Scottish news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Visit now to sign up.

Our journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them. By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.

Joy Yates

Editorial Director



Want to join the conversation? Please or to comment on this article.