Covid-19 in Scotland: 1196 coronavirus cases and nine deaths

A FURTHER 1196 coronavirus cases have been recorded in Scotland over the last 24 hours, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

Speaking at the Scottish Government’s coronavirus briefing the First Minister said that accounted for 16.9% of those newly tested.

It takes the total number of cases recorded since the start of the pandemic to 45,232.

There were also nine deaths among people who tested positive for the virus in the last 28 days, taking the total under that measurement to 2594.

Among the new cases 416 were in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 309 were in Lanarkshire, 161 were in Lothian and 104 were in Ayrshire and Arran.

The remaining cases were spread across nine other health board areas, with only Shetland not reporting new cases.

Sturgeon said there were 629 people in hospital with the virus, an increase of 27 on the previous day. There were 58 people in intensive care, a rise of six on yesterday.

The First Minister added that Italy, San Marino and the Vatican City state had been added to the Scottish Government’s quarantine list. People arriving from those places after 4am on Sunday will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Meanwhile Greece and the Greek islands besides Mykonos were removed from the quarantine list.

The First Minister told people who are currently self-isolating after returning from those locations they must continue quarantining until the end of the 14-day period as the change only applies to new arrivals.

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