Coronavirus deaths in Scotland announced as two more deaths are recorded overnight


Two more deaths from the coronavirus have been recorded in Scotland in the past 24 hours.
The Scottish government announced the figures and also said that 746 new cases of COVID-19 had been reported in the same period.

The total number of coronavirus deaths in Scotland since the start of the pandemic is now 3,722 and the total number of positive cases is 94,689.

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Yesterday 1,049 people were hospitalized for Covid-19 and 76 people were in intensive care.

The news comes as it has been claimed 1,500 older people will die alone or with minimal family contact before Christmas in the wake of Scotland’s home visiting scandal.

The Scottish government has been accused of presiding over a ‘human rights disaster’ by failing to provide safe access procedures nine months after the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

And an MSP has warned that the policy of allowing Covid-19 positive patients to be returned to nursing homes compounds the injustice as foster homes must be locked for 28 days.

Responding to these claims, a Scottish Government spokesperson said: ‘We are urgently working with nursing homes and partners to ensure they can support safe visits as much as possible.

“To contribute directly to this, along with our support for NHS primary care and providing PPE if needed, we have significantly expanded testing, which will include priority testing for visitors to designated care homes.


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