Nicola Sturgeon announces 15 coronavirus deaths in Scotland, 1,429 new cases recorded

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Fifteen people have died after testing positive for the coronavirus in Scotland in the past 24 hours, Nicola Sturgeon said.The new deaths recorded overnight mean the death toll stands at 2,572 since the start of the pandemic.

1,429 more people tested positive for the deadly bug overnight, bringing the total number of confirmed cases since March to 42,685.

A total of 570 people are currently being treated in hospital for the virus, including 49 in intensive care.



Sturgeon updated the nation

The Prime Minister announced the latest figures during her daily Covid-19 briefing in Edinburgh.

It comes as police north and south of the border have warned football fans not to step outside the center belt to watch the Celtic v Rangers game this weekend.

Cumbria Police Superintendent Matt Kennerley said: ‘We understand that restrictions on permitted premises in Scotland could offer the temptation to travel south of the border to visit our pubs and bars – but anyone who breaks the rules here is liable. a fine.

“We would like licensees to be aware of this and to think carefully about their responsibilities and the rules in place to protect everyone.

“For people in the central belt of Scotland, it is also important to remember that the Scottish Government asks these people to think carefully about the need to travel outside of their local health council area.

“Our officers will be in city centers and high traffic areas to enforce regulatory violations.”

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