Coronavirus in Scotland: 75 new cases confirmed in the Lothians

A total of 75 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Lothians in the past 24 hours, according to Scottish Government data.

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 Scotland, 484 people have tested positive for the virus since Saturday, which brings the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 209,552.

Two deaths were also recorded in Scotland in the past 24 hours. However, this number may be unusually low due to there being no registry offices open on the weekend.

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To date, 461 people are being treated in hospital with recently confirmed Covid-19, and 40 patients are currently in an ICU having tested positive for the virus.

The latest government data can confirm 1,888,697 people in Scotland have received the first dose of the vaccination so far and 160,038 have received their second dose.

On Friday, Scotland saw the beginning of lockdown restrictions easing with outdoor meetings permitted to resume for up to four people from two different households.

Restrictions on young people also eased, with four people aged between 12 and 17 able to meet even if they are all from different households.

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Outdoor non-contact group sports for people aged over 12 have also been able to resume as of Friday.

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