Nicola Sturgeon: coronavirus death toll reaches 2,439

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed the latest coronavirus figures for Scotland.

Speaking at her daily press briefing, the First Minister confirmed that five more people had died from the virus in the last 24 hours.

It brings the total death toll of people who tested positive for Covid-19 to 2,439.

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Confirmed cases of the virus have now reached 15,682, an increase of 17 on the day before.

Coronavirus in Scotland. (Photo by Jane Barlow-WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The number of patients in hospital with confirmed or suspected coronavirus stands at 909 - 78 fewer than yesterday.

21 people are now being treated for the virus in Scotland’s intensive care units.

Since March 5, 3,858 people treated in hospital for Covid-19 have recovered and been discharged.

Ms Sturgeon expressed her condolences for the families of those who died in the last 24 hours, and thanked NHS workers for their “continued efforts” in treating patients.

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