Coronavirus UK Updates: Further north, Scotland’s official death toll is up by 64 – the highest rise for more than 6 months

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Coronavirus UK Updates: Further north, Scotland’s official death toll is up by 64 - the highest rise for more than 6 months
Coronavirus UK Updates: Further north, Scotland’s official death toll is up by 64 - the highest rise for more than 6 months

Scotland has recorded 64 deaths from coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the highest since May 6, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

It brings the death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – to 3,143.

The First Minister told the Scottish Government’s coronavirus briefing 1,261 positive tests were recorded in the past 24 hours.

A total of 76,448 people have tested positive in Scotland, up from 75,187 on Tuesday.

Of the new cases, 488 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 272 in Lanarkshire, 145 in Lothian, and 80 in Ayrshire and Arran.

There are 1,235 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, down four in 24 hours.

Of these patients, 93 are in intensive care, down by nine.

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