Coronavirus UK Updates: 951 new cases in Scotland found in last 24 hours

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Nicola Sturgeon starts with the normal statistical update, revealing there had been 951 new cases in Scotland in the last 24 hours.

This represented 9.6 per cent of the tests carried out. 69 of the new cases were in NHS Lothian.

1,225 are in hospital, and 93 are critically unwell in intensive care, up 12 of the figure reported yesterday.

Nicola Sturgeon says there has been no new deaths, but reminds people registry offices are closed saying she “sadly” expects the number to rise in coming days.

– An Edinburgh primary school has reported a positive COVID-19 test

The headteacher of Brunstane Primary School confirmed to parents and carers: “As you may already know, we are aware of a person in the school who has tested positive for COVID-19.

“We have been working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.

“A number of people have now been contacted because they have been in close and sustained contact with the case and the tracking process is now complete.

“These contacts will need to self isolate and appropriate guidance and advice has been given. If you have not been contacted directly to tell you your child is a close contact, then your child should attend school as normal.

“Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance.

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