Coronavirus: five new deaths in the latest Scottish figures


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Five new deaths have been reported in people who have tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland.

The latest official figures show a 21 increase in the number of new cases reported.

Deaths confirmed by Public Health Scotland are now 2,447 – although the actual number is known to be higher.

There were 983 patients in hospital last night with either confirmed or suspected Covid-19, an increase of 69. Three fewer patients were in intensive care.

Hospital-confirmed cases dropped from eight to 582, with suspected cases surging by 77.

The latest levels are a slight increase from the previous day, when only three new deaths were reported.

However, the number of new cases is down six – from 27 – compared to Friday.

A total of 136,146 people in Scotland have been tested in NHS laboratories to date, of which 120,416 have been confirmed negative and 15,730 positive.

Of those who tested positive, 3,892 have been discharged from hospital since March 5.


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