No new coronavirus deaths have been reported in Scotland in the last 48 hours, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said.
A total of 2,488 patients have died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus, Ms Sturgeon said, giving figures for a two-day period as death figures could not be reported on Sunday for technical reasons due to a “power surge”.
The figures for deaths are often lower following the weekend due to a reduction in the number of death registrations which take place over the weekend, meaning more deaths could be recorded later this week.
Speaking during the Scottish Government's daily briefing, the First Minister said 18,300 people have tested positive for the virus in Scotland, up by four from 18,296 on Sunday.
There are 646 people in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19, a decrease of 20 in 24 hours.
Of these patients, eight were in intensive care, down by three.
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