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Coronavirus deaths in Scotland double to six

Nicola Sturgeon also confirmed at First Minister’s Questions that there has been a rise of 39 in the number of confirmed cases to 266.

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Nicola Sturgeon addressed MSPs on the coronavirus pandemic (Jane Barlow/PA)

Nicola Sturgeon addressed MSPs on the coronavirus pandemic (Jane Barlow/PA)

Nicola Sturgeon addressed MSPs on the coronavirus pandemic (Jane Barlow/PA)

The number of Scots who have died after contracting Covid-19 has increased from three to six.

Nicola Sturgeon announced the number of deaths had doubled as she addressed MSPs at the start of First Minister’s Questions.

She also confirmed a rise of 39 in the reported number of coronavirus cases, with this now standing at 266.

Coronavirus cases in Scotland
(PA Graphics)

The First Minister said: “I would stress, as I have done previously, that that is likely to be an underestimate of the true prevalence of the infection across our society.

“I am also extremely sad to confirm that as of nine o’clock this morning there have now been six reported deaths of patients in Scotland who had tested positive for  Covid-19, that is an increase of three from yesterday.

“I want to put on record my thoughts to their loved ones at this incredibly painful time for them.”

PA