Scotland records fourth straight day of zero Covid-19 deaths - but 19 new cases registered

Scotland has recorded a fourth straight day of zero deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19.

But First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also revealed on twitter on Sunday that there were 19 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours - 12 more than the day before - and that these will be "closely examined."

Ms Sturgeon said: "It's a reminder that the virus hasn't gone away."

As of 2pm on Sunday, 300,858 people in Scotland have been tested for the coronavirus and 18,359 of them tested positive.

Nicola Sturgeon tweeted the latest Covid-19 data on Sunday.

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According to the latest official Scottish Government figures, 2,490 patients who tested positive for the virus in Scotland have died.

However, National Records of Scotland (NRS) data shows 4,173 Covid-19 linked deaths have been recorded in Scotland as of July 5.

The NRS data also covers deaths where Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate as a suspected cause of death.