Coronavirus in Scotland: 105 new cases in the Lothians as country records 12 new deaths

A total of 105 new cases have been recorded in the Lothians as Scotland records 12 new deaths.

By Katharine Hay
Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 2:14 pm
Nurses at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley picture: PA/Jane Barlow
Nurses at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley picture: PA/Jane Barlow

Across the country, 625 new cases were reported since yesterday with 179 reported in Greater Glasgow and Clyde and 97 in Lanarkshire.

To date, 422 people are being treated in hospital having tested positive for the virus and 38 patients are being treated in an ICU with confirmed Covid-19.

Since the start of the pandemic in March last year, 211,230 people in Scotland have tested positive for the virus and the country’s death toll currently stands at 7,529.

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During a session in Parliament yesterday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a routemap out of lockdown for Scotland with specific dates for when industry can start to reopen in the coming months.

The stay at home message will change to ‘stay local’ from April 2 with more students returning to school.

Read here for more information about Scotland’s routemap out of lockdown.

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