48 new cases of coronavirus in Scotland because no new deaths recorded for 24 days

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The number of positive coronavirus figures in Scotland has risen again, with 48 cases being identified overnight. The latest Scottish government figures have revealed that there have now been no deaths from the killer virus in the past 24 days, but the total number of confirmed cases is now 18,938.

261 people are currently being treated in the hospital, including three in intensive care.

The total number of Covid-19 deaths in Scotland remains at 2,491.

Health chiefs on Saturday confirmed that the coronavirus cluster in Aberdeen had reached 110 cases – as the number of people asked to self-isolate doubled overnight.



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The NHS Grampian said a total of 39 new cases had been detected in the northeast over the past 24 hours, although the health board said it could not confirm how many were linked to the epidemic.

The board of health indicates that 643 close contacts of the cases detected in the cluster have been identified and will have to self-isolate.

That’s up from the 313 close contacts reported on Friday.

Meanwhile, the Sunday Mail today revealed that staff at the nation’s largest pub chain had failed to ask for customer details after Nicola Sturgeon ordered a crackdown amid the bars feared they were Covid-19 hotspots.

An investigation visited licensed premises to determine if sites were following guidelines to help reduce infection rates.

Scotland’s largest pub chain, JD Wetherspoon, requested details at only two of the seven branches we visited.

Leading virologist Professor Hugh Pennington called the findings “inexcusable”.

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