17 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in the region as Scotland death toll reaches 575
There are now 932 confirmed cases in NHS Lothian.
The latest Scottish Government figures have revealed coronavirus cases in the NHS Lothian health board have risen from 915 to 932 – up 17 since yesterday.
A total of 36 Covid-19 patients are now being treated in intensive care units across the region as of midnight.
Speaking at a live press conference in St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh today, Ms Sturgeon said nine more people had died from the disease since Sunday.
It brings the total number of people who have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Scotland to 575.
She said 6,067 people have now tested positive for the virus in Scotland, up by 155 from 5,912 the day before.
Ms Sturgeon cautioned however that some health boards have not reported positive case figures yet, and that death figures are often lower after the weekend.
There are 211 people in intensive care across Scotland with coronavirus or coronavirus symptoms, a decrease of 10 on Sunday, she added.
And 1,797 people are in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19.