Nine further Covid-19 deaths brings Scottish Government total to 2,395

Nine people in Scotland have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Scottish Government.

This brings the total number of deaths from Covid-19 in Scotland to 2,395.

Speaking at her daily briefing, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed 15,553 people have now tested positive for Covid-19, an increase of 49 from yesterday.

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A total of 1,021 patients are in hospital with a suspected or confirmed case, with 28 being treated in intensive care.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

3,758 people have been discharged from hospital after receiving treatment for the virus since 5 March.

This is the first weekday since March where the number of deaths registered is in single figures, Ms Sturgeon said.

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