Coronavirus: new daily cases in Scotland with a single figure


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The number of new cases of coronavirus in Scotland fell to unique figures after an increase on Friday led Nicola Sturgeon to warn of complacency.

Scottish government statistics show that 18,340 people have tested positive for the coronavirus, an increase of seven in the past 24 hours.

No deaths from Covid-19 were reported during this period, which means that the total number of deaths remains at 2,490.

It is the third consecutive day with no new deaths.

On Friday, 18 new positive cases were reported, which is higher than any daily count for the past three weeks.

The Prime Minister said at the time that this increase was “under close scrutiny” and recalled that the virus has not gone away.

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Nicola Sturgeon said on Twitter on Saturday: “The positive cases of the past 24 hours have returned in single numbers (7) after yesterday’s increase

“In addition, another day without death recorded among those tested positive.

“Progress is still good – but with a significant easing of the lockdown next week, we all need to pay attention to StaySafe. ”

Among those who tested positive, 323 people were hospitalized on Friday evening.

A total of six patients are in intensive care with Covid-19 confirmed or suspected, a fall of six the day before.

Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the region where health boards have had the most positive cases (4,872) so far, followed by Lothian (3,165) and Lanarkshire (2,734).


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