Coronavirus in Scotland RECAP: 60 cases confirmed | Nicola Sturgeon: 'significant numbers will get virus' | COVID-19 becomes 'pandemic'

60 people have been confirmed to have coronavirus in Scotland

Thursday, 12th March 2020, 7:54 am
Updated Friday, 13th March 2020, 7:45 am

The number of people who have now tested positive for Covid-19 in the country has increased by a third to 36 people, up from 36 on Wednesday.

After an update at 2pm on Wednesday, chief medical officer Dr Catherine Calderwood issued a statement confirming the case was unrelated to contact or travel – the first to be transmitted in the community.

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The current coronavirus count in Scotland is 36. Pictures: SWNS/JPI

The Scottish Government is investing more than £3 million in scaling up the NHS Near Me system, which currently allows patients to have consultations with hospital consultants via video link. In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak it is being expanded to allow GP consultations to take place this.

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Coronavirus in Scotland RECAP: COVID-19 news and updates on Thursday 12 March

Last updated: Thursday, 12 March, 2020, 11:35

  • 36 confirmed cases in Scotland
  • Virus declared a 'pandemic' by World Health Organisation
  • 460 people have tested positive in UK

There have been 36 confirmed cases in Scotland so far

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