Coronavirus in Scotland: death toll reaches 1,249

10,324 people have tested positive for the virus in Scotland.

By Conor Marlborough
Sunday, 26th April 2020, 3:22 pm

The coronavirus death toll in Scotland has reached 1,249, according to new figures released by the Scottish Government this afternoon.

That number is an increase of 18 on yesterday (Saturday, 25 April).

The report also showed that 273 people had tested positive for the virus since yesterday, bringing the overall total of confirmed cases to 10,324.

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Coronavirus in Scotland

38,833 people in Scotland have tested negative.

Here is how many people have tested positive for Covid-19 in each Scottish Health Board:

Ayrshire and Arran – 705

Borders – 259

Dumfries and Galloway – 240

Fife – 672

Forth Valley – 662

Grampian – 748

Greater Glasgow and Clyde – 2,479

Highland – 225

Lanarkshire – 1,231

Lothian – 1,785

Orkney – 7

Shetland – 54

Tayside – 1,251

Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) – 6

Speaking at the Scottish Government’s coronavirus briefing, Scotland Health Secretary Jeane Freeman urged some caution on the latest daily death figures, stressing deaths registered at the weekend tend to be relatively low.