Nicola Sturgeon announces no new coronavirus deaths in Scotland as 290 new cases have been recorded

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There have been no new deaths from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours.Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that 290 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland since yesterday.

The Prime Minister announced that there had been no new deaths in the hospital following a positive case, the total number of deaths remaining at 2,501.

The total number of confirmed cases in Scotland now stands at 23,573 since the start of the pandemic in late March.

There are currently 52 patients in the hospital and 5 remain in intensive care.

The latest figures come as lockdown rules in Scotland are tightened again amid an increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases.

Sturgeon also told Holyrood that the “R number,” which shows how quickly Covid is spreading, is as high as 1.4.

Some people have been prohibited from meeting in groups of more than six people from two households.

The recent spike means the country is unable to exit Phase 3 of the pandemic roadmap next week as planned.

North and south Lanarkshire are the last areas in the council to come under recent lockdown restrictions.

Scots in these areas, as well as Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire, cannot meet any other household, neither at home nor at someone else’s.

Exceptions include emergencies, caregivers, and extended households.

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