Nicola Sturgeon announces 465 new cases of coronavirus in Scotland as two deaths have been recorded

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Scotland recorded 465 new positive coronavirus cases with two deaths today, Nicola Sturgeon said.Of these cases, 219 are in the Greater Glasgow area, 66 in Lanarkshire and 73 in Lothian.

A significant number of new cases in the Glasgow area are linked to an outbreak in Glasgow University halls of residence.



Nicola Sturgeon addressed the nation

The Prime Minister announced that there had been two new deaths in hospital following a positive case, the total number of deaths now standing at 2,510.

The total number of confirmed cases in Scotland now stands at 25,960 since the start of the pandemic in late March.

There are currently 84 patients in the hospital, an increase of one, of whom 10 remain in intensive care.

The latest figures come as indoor visits between households in Scotland are banned across the country after Nicola Sturgeon announced a series of lockdown restrictions.

The Prime Minister announced the new restrictions in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus across Scotland.

It has been six months since the country was first locked down in March.

The sturgeon also introduced the curfew for pubs, restaurants and bars at 10 p.m., which will be applied on Friday.

Cases across the country have increased in the past two weeks as different parts of the economy opened up for the first time since the end of March when the pandemic hit the UK.

Dozens of prison escort officers have also been asked to self-isolate after an outbreak there, it was revealed today.

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