Coronavirus: Deaths in Scotland rise by 56 to 893

The number of people who have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Scotland has risen to 893.

The daily update released by the Scottish government showed a rise of 56 deaths since Friday.

There have been 7,820 positive tests, an increase of 411.

The number of patients in intensive care last night with confirmed or suspected Covid-19 was 182, a drop of seven since Friday. There were 1,793 patients being treated for the virus.

The figures cover patients testing positive for Covid-19 in Scotland’s hospitals. The actual death toll in Scotland is now likely to be well over the 1,000 mark.

Wider figures covering all cases where the virus is mentioned on a death certificate are issued every Wednesday.

Latest Scottish government figures graphic

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