Scotland Records First Coronavirus Deaths In More Than A Month

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Two more confirmed coronavirus patients have died in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. (Photo: gorodenkoff via Getty Images)
Two more confirmed coronavirus patients have died in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. (Photo: gorodenkoff via Getty Images)

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Two people in Scotland have died after testing positive for coronavirus, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed – the nation’s first such deaths in more than a month.

The first minister confirmed the deaths had been recorded in the past 24 hours.

It marks the first time any registered coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in Scotland since July 16.

And it brings the total number of deaths from Covid-19 north of the border to 2,494.

Speaking at First Minister’s Questions at Holyrood in Edinburgh, Sturgeon added 67 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the total of people to 19,988.

On a national level, government figures published on Tuesday showed 41,449 people have died in the UK within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 – an increase of 16 on the day before.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show 57,200 deaths have been registered in the country where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

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This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.

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