Coronavirus in Scotland: 39 people have died and 897 test positive in the last 24 hours

The First Minister announced today in her daily coronavirus briefing that in the last 24 hour Scotland has recorded 897 new coronavirus cases and 39 more deaths in the last 24 hours.
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Latest coronavirus figures in Scotland

Of the new cases 225 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 150 in the Lothians and 147 in Lanarkshire

There are 972 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, this is a decrease of 11 from yesterday.

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50 people are in intensive care which is a decrease of seven from the figure reported yesterday.

It brings the death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – to 3,989.

According to the National Records of Scotland (NRS), a total of 5,868 people have died in Scotland with confirmed or suspected coronavirus. The figures show 232 deaths relating to Covid-19 were registered between November 30 and December 6, down 20 from the previous week. Of these, 145 were in hospital, 78 in care homes and nine at home or in a non-institutional setting.There were 73 deaths in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 53 in Lanarkshire, and 34 in Ayrshire and Arran.The statistics are published weekly and account for all deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.They differ from the lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths announced daily by the Scottish Government because the NRS figures include suspected or probable cases of Covid-19.

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