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Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: The latest updates on Tuesday, April 20
Last updated: Tuesday, 20 April, 2021, 12:32
- Scotland’s lockdown restrictions to ease on Monday
- Scotland records further 178 Covid cases on Tuesday
- Two further Covid-19 deaths registered
"Welcome evidence" that case numbers in Scotland are continuing to fall, says Nicola Sturgeon
Nicola Sturgeon LIVE
Scotland has recorded two deaths from coronavirus and 178 positive tests in the past 24 hours, Nicola Sturgeon said.
It brings the death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – to 7,644.
Giving a Covid-19 update, the First Minister said 224,092 people have now tested positive in Scotland, up from 223,914 the previous day.
The daily test positivity rate is 1.4%, down from 2.5%.
There are 106 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, up two in 24 hours, and 13 patients are in intensive care, down one.
Ms Sturgeon said 2,750,052 people have received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, up 2,358 from yesterday, and 797,267 have received their second dose.