Coronavirus in Scotland: 105 people admitted to hospital overnight, 15 more die

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Fifteen other people have died from the coronavirus in Scotland overnight.A total of 1,167 new positive cases have been confirmed across the country, including 435 in Greater Glasgow.

Six of the new deaths involved patients in the Greater Glasgow Health Zone.

Lanarkshire has confirmed 346 more cases in the region and 103 more have been detected in Ayrshire.

105 people were admitted to hospital between Friday and Saturday, and seven other people were admitted to intensive care.

Hospital admissions across the country hit their highest level since mid-April.



Nicola Sturgeon at the daily briefing (Photo: Scottish Government)

There are now 675 people in hospital with confirmed Covid-19 and 62 people in intensive care.

Scotland’s death toll now stands at 2,609 after 44 more deaths were recorded in the past seven days.

The stats come after Nicola Sturgeon urged the public to follow the rules ahead of the weekend and the Old Firm game.

The Prime Minister asked football fans to stay at home over the weekend, with those in the central belt being urged not to visit another local authority.

Speaking at the daily briefing, Ms Sturgeon said: “I appreciate, I think we’re all probably feeling this, whether it’s the weekend when the temptation to bend the rules again is at its strongest.

“Whether it’s meeting other people or going to someone else’s house – a family member or a friend.

“In general, at present, people in the Central Belt should avoid traveling to other parts of Scotland, and we should all avoid traveling to areas of England that have high levels of infection. high. “

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