Scotland reports no coronavirus deaths for third day running

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Scotland has reported no new deaths of people who had tested positive for coronavirus for the third day running.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who has said the country is close to achieving the “total elimination” of COVID-19, expressed “enormous relief” at the update.

It means the number of coronavirus deaths in Scotland remains at 2,482, while the number of confirmed cases has increased by eight to 18,236.

Of those who have tested positive, 4,050 have been discharged from hospital since 5 March.

There are currently 460 people in Scottish hospitals confirmed to have the disease, five of whom are in intensive care, while eight people are in intensive care with suspected coronavirus.

Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon wears a Tartan face mask as she visits New Look at Ford Kinaird Retail Park in Edinburgh on June 26, 2020, as Scotland prepares for a further loosening of the COVID-19 lockdown, easing travel restrictions and allowing the re-opening of retailers. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JEFF J MITCHELL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Image: Nicola Sturgeon visited stores on Friday as Scotland prepares to reopen

Regarding Sunday’s update, Ms Sturgeon tweeted: “3 days in a row with no registered COVID deaths in Scotland.

“The sense of relief that I – & I’m sure all of us – feel as these numbers fall is enormous.

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“But it’s coupled with an anxiety that we do all we can to keep COVID under control.

“So please follow the rules and #StaySafe.”

Coronavirus: Scotland reports no COVID-19 deaths for third day running

Scotland has reported no new deaths of people who had tested positive for coronavirus for the third day running. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who has said the country is close to achieving the “total elimination” of COVID-19 , expressed “enormous relief” at the update.

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