Coronavirus in Scotland: new cases of the virus confirmed in Lothians and Fife

The Scottish Government have confirmed today – Friday 6 March – that five news cases of coronavirus have been found in Scotland.

The positive tests include 2 in Fife and 1 in Lothian.

The area within ‘Lothian’ may include Edinburgh, West Lothian, East Lothian and Midlothian but has not been confirmed by the Government as of yet.

The latest numbers of coronavirus in Scotland are published by the Government daily at 2pm.

So far 1514 tests have been confirmed negative in Scotland – with just 11 coming back positive so far.

Areas with coronavirus also include Tayside (1), Ayrshire and Arran (1), Forth Valley (2), Greater Glasgow and Clyde (1) and Grampian (3).

The Scottish Government has warned up to 80% of the population could become infected, with potentially 4% of this group requiring hospital treatment.

Shoppers in Edinburgh have also begun “stockpiling” groceries and other items, including hand sanitiser, amid mounting fears over the coronavirus outbrea

Source: Edinburgh Live

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