Nicola Sturgeon: 4,229 positive coronavirus cases in Scotland as death toll rises from 222 to 296

The First Minister has released the latest coronavirus figures

Speaking at a live press conference in St Andrews House, Nicola Sturgeon said the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus had risen by 268 in the past 24 hours.

The figures

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The Scottish death toll from Covid-19 now stands at 296.

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

199 Scots are in intensive care recovering from the virus.

The latest figures released by the Scottish Government today reveal that 4,229 people have now contracted coronavirus.

The nation’s Covid-19 death toll now stands at 296, an increase of 74 on the same time yesterday.

Sturgeon explained that some of the increase was due to the fact that not all deaths that occurred over the weekend were reported on Monday.

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