COVID 19: 45 new deaths as country records 1, 212 cases in 24 hours

BY Democrat reporter

A total of 45 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours as Scotland sees a rise of 1,212 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday.

Of the new cases, 474 were confirmed in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, which includes West Dunbartonshire, 231 in Lanarkshire, 76 in Ayrshire and Arran, 141 in the Lothians and 76 in Fife.

The remaining were reported from the eight other health boards across the country.

To date, 1,207 people are being treated for Covid-19 in hospital, 28 fewer than yesterday, and 8 people are in intensive care, an increase of 5 more from yesterday, having recently tested positive for the virus.

A total of 77,660 in Scotland are confirmed to have had the virus since the start of the outbreak in March, according to government figures.

The country’s death toll currently stands at 3,188 under the daily measurement.

The new 1,212 cases represents 6.1 per cent of new tests that were carried out yesterday.

The Government also hope to publish the latest R number in Scotland which is expected to ‘hovering around one’ and the First Minister says it ‘may be slightly below one’ which would suggest progress has been made in the past weeks.

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