42 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Lothians as deaths in Scotland rise by 16

Forty-two new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the NHS Lothian board area as the number of people dying with COVID-19 in the past day increased by 16, bringing the death toll to 76.

By Jamie McKenzie
Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 2:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 2:06 pm

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed on Wednesday there are now 2,310 case in Scotland, an increase of 317 from Tuesday.

But she reiterated that this was an underestimate, and that the actual number would be considerably higher.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said there have been 16 more people with COVID-19 who have died in Scotland in the past 24 hours.

The latest Scottish Government COVID-19 figures, published at 2pm on Wednesday, showed there was a rise from 269 to 311 cases in the NHS Lothian board area with the past 24 hours.