Nicola Sturgeon news briefing RECAP: 267 positive cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, with one further death

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Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: The latest updates on Wednesday

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One more confirmed coronavirus patient has died in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

It brings the total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 2,501.

The figures are lower than weekly statistics from the National Records of Scotland – which record people who have died with confirmed or suspected coronavirus – and show the death total stands at 4,236.

Speaking at the Scottish Government’s daily briefing, the First Minister said 23,283 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland, up by 267 from 22,749 the day before.

This is 3.6% of newly-tested individuals.

Of the new cases, 105 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 40 in Lanarkshire and 45 in Lothian.

There are 51 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, up by three in 24 hours.

Of these patients, six were in intensive care, down one.

"We are unfortunately very clear that cases right now are rising," says First Minister

105 of the new cases were in Greater Glasgow and Clyde; 45 were in Lothian; 40 in Lanarkshire; 16 in Grampian; 15 in Forth Valley. The remaining 46 were spread among the other six health board areas.

The 267 cases represents 3.6% of people newly tested and this takes the total number of positive cases in Scotland to 23,283.

Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: 267 reported positive cases in past 24 hours in Scotland - the same number as the previous day. One further death registered - bringing total to 2,501.

Latest NRS figures show total of five deaths in a week

A total of 4,236 people have died in Scotland with confirmed or suspected coronavirus, according to the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

A total of five deaths relating to Covid-19 were registered between September 7 and 13, two in a care home and three in a hospital.

The statistics are published weekly and account for all deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

They differ from the lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths announced daily by the Scottish Government because they include suspected or probable cases of Covid-19.

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