Coronavirus: highest ever daily death toll recorded as number of people in hospital exceeds peak last April

Scotland has recorded 93 deaths in the last 24 hours which is the highest number of daily deaths ever recorded while also exceeding the peak seen last April, with 1,530 people in hospital today.
Latest coronavirus figures in Scotland and the LothiansLatest coronavirus figures in Scotland and the Lothians
Latest coronavirus figures in Scotland and the Lothians

The news comes as Scotland records a total number of 2,309 new cases in the last 24 hours, 220 of these were recorded in the Lothians.

1,530 people are in hospital having tested positive for the virus which is an increase of 63 from yesterday’s figure.

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This means that Scotland has now exceeded the peak seen last April, when Scotland had 1,520 coronavirus patients in hospital at any one time.

Of the cases confirmed in the last 24 hours, 692 were in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 220 cases were recorded in the Lothians, 390 in Lanarkshire and 192 cases were recorded in Grampian.

All of the remaining cases were recorded across ten other health board areas.

To date, 102 people are being treated in intensive care with recently confirmed Covid-19 which is two more than the figure reported yesterday.

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Since the start of the outbreak a total of 146,024 people in Scotland have tested positive for coronavirus.

With today’s additional 93 deaths, the total death toll in the country is 4,872.

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