Nicola Sturgeon confirms first new coronavirus deaths in Scotland since Thursday

Scotland previously reported no new deaths for four days in a row.

A total of 2,485 patients have died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

The three new deaths reported to the Scottish Government’s coronavirus briefing on Tuesday were the first after no deaths from patients with a positive test had been registered for four days running.

The First Minister said despite the deaths recorded today the weekly figures show a “sustained and significant ongoing reduction”.

A total of 2,485 patients have died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus, Nicola Sturgeon has said. Photo by Andrew Milligan - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Ms Sturgeon said 10 more people had tested positive for the virus since Monday, taking the total to 18,251.

A total of 885 patients are in Scottish hospitals with confirmed or suspected Covid-19, up 145 in 24 hours, she added, stressing the increase was all in suspected cases.

Of these, 19 are intensive care, a rise of nine, again all in suspected cases.

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