The number of deaths in Scotland from coronavirus has doubled overnight to six.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon gave the update as she confirmed the number of cases in Scotland had also risen, by 39 to 266.
She said that number was likely to ‘underestimate’ the prevalence of Covid-19 across the country.
Speaking ahead of First Minister’s Questions, Ms Sturgeon said: “As of 9am this morning there have been a total of 266 positive cases confirmed, an increase of 39 from yesterday. That is likely to be an underestimate of the true prevalence of the infection across our society.
“I’m also extremely sad to confirm that as of 9am this morning there have now been 6 reported deaths of patients in Scotland who had tested positive for Covid-19. That’s an increase of 3 from yesterday.
“I want to put on record my thoughts to their loved ones at this incredibly painful time for them.”
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