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Official death toll up by 15 as cases surge by 1,429 in Scotland

Scotland has recorded 15 deaths of coronavirus patients in the past 24 hours, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

This takes the death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – to 2,572.

Speaking at the Scottish Government’s daily briefing, the First Minister said 1,429 people have tested positive in the past 24 hours.

This is 16.4 per cent of newly-tested individuals, down from 17.2 per cent the previous day.

She said 42,685 people have now tested positive in Scotland, up from 41,256 the day before.

Of the new cases, 537 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 327 in Lanarkshire, 239 in Lothian, and 92 in Ayrshire and Arran.

There are 570 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, up by 43 in 24 hours.

Of these patients, 49 were in intensive care, up by 14.

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