/Further 15 people die from Coronavirus in Scotland as total death toll hits 2331

Further 15 people die from Coronavirus in Scotland as total death toll hits 2331

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed a further 15 people have died in Scotland after testing positive for  coronavirus  – bringing the total death toll to 2331.

The figures revealed the number of positive cases of  Covid-19  has risen to 15,327  which is an increase of 39 compared to yesterday’s figures.

The number of people being treated for confirmed or suspected cases of the virus in  hospital  stands at 1216 with 40 patients in intensive care.

Nicola Sturgeon announced the new figures today
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The latest figures come as Scotland faces its first day of eased lockdown restrictions.

You are now allowed to meet family and friends outdoors – although social distancing must be observed and the maximum number in the group should be eight.

Sports such as tennis and golf will also be allowed starting today.

Garden centres are reopening, while people are now allowed to sit and sunbathe in nearby parks and travel to somewhere local for recreation.

Recent good weather has already seen large numbers of people head to areas such as Portobello beach in Edinburgh, but Ms Sturgeon said the “strong advice” as lockdown eases is for people to stay within about five miles of their home, and to avoid places that are busy.

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