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The National Records of Scotland will release information on Wednesday of the people who have died with the virus marked on the death certificate.

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On Tuesday, 49 more people tested positive with the virus, with three people in intensive care.

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Coronvirus in Scotland LIVE: Follow here for all Wednesday’s updates

Last updated: Wednesday, 19 August, 2020, 12:52

  • Two primary school students in Perth and Kinross have tested positive for the virus.
  • Marks & Spencer have announced they are cutting 7,000 jobs.
  • Pizza Express are closing 73 restaurants.

FM: “If I tried to get through the last five months to only take decisions that people find they loved we’d be in a very sorry situation"

FM on Aberdeen: “We just need a little bit more time to be confident this is under control”

FM: Social gathering indoors is one of the drivers of the spread of coronavirus.

Fund will be administered by Aberdeen Council.

FM announces £1 million support fund for businesses in Aberdeen

Scot Gov hoping to lift area restrictions next Wednesday.

Mid week review on Aberdeen to take place on Sunday.

FM: Aberdeen cluster “being contained” however smaller clusters emerging.

Number of new cases in Grampian higher than other parts of the country. 

FM: Though situation improving, not completely under control. Concern the level of transmission not related to hospitality out break remains elevated. 

FM: Gov’s view that it is not yet safe to lift Aberdeen restrictions. 

925 cases contacted through Test and Protect - only 3 people couldn’t be contacted, giving them a success rate of 99.7%.

Scotland's GDP has fallen 17.6% since February.

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