Nicola Sturgeon: No new deaths in Scotland from Covid-19 for first time since before lockdown

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Scotland has seen no new deaths from coronavirus for the first time since 20 March.

There have been no new deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the first time the Scottish Government have not recorded an increase since before lockdown.

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Figures released today show that there were the same number of deaths from Covid-19 yesterday, 2,415, as there were announced today.

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Scotland reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time since lockdown began.Scotland reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time since lockdown began.
Scotland reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time since lockdown began.

However, the Scottish Government announced an increase of 18 new cases of the virus, raising the total confirmed cases to 15,621.

Of those confirmed positive, 3,801 patients have been discharged from hospital with 646 in hospital last night.

ICU cases were also down to 16, with nine people in the ICU with suspected Covid-19, with the total of 25 a rise of five overall.

Responding, the First Minister said it was the “headline we’ve all longed to see”.

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Posting on Twitter, Nicola Sturgeon said “We can’t read too much into a single day’s figures – and we know registration of deaths are relatively low at weekends – but nevertheless this is a headline we’ve all longed to see.”

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