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UK News Scotland records no coronavirus deaths for fourth day running

16:05  29 june  2020
16:05  29 june  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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© Kirsty O’Connor The number of cases rose by eight (Kirsty O’Connor/PA). Nicola Sturgeon has said she feels “enormous” relief after no new coronavirus deaths were recorded in Scotland for a third day .

Covid-19 figures released on Sunday showed no new deaths of people who had tested positive within the previous 24 hours. The total number of people who Eight more people tested positive for the virus and 452 people are in Scottish hospitals with confirmed or suspected cases. 3 days in a row with no

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon. © Reuters First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon.

Scotland has recorded no new deaths from coronavirus for the fourth day running, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

During a Scottish Government briefing, Ms Sturgeon announced the total number of people who have died after contracting the virus remains at 2,482.

She added five more people tested positive for the virus since Sunday, taking the total to 18,241.

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The latest figures show no deaths of people who tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland for a second day running . On social media on Saturday, she said a second weekday in a row with no registered Covid deaths showed that Scotland was beating the virus thanks "collective efforts".

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A total of 740 patients were in Scottish hospitals with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, down 38 in 24 hours.

Of these, 10 were intensive care, which is a fall of three.

The Scottish First Minister also spoke on the issue of air bridges between the UK and countries in Europe.

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She said the UK Government did not consult the Scottish Government ahead of the changes.

Scotland's Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf had a conference call with Michael Gove and the other devolved administrations on the issue on Monday morning, she added.

Ms Sturgeon said she can "see the benefits" of a consistent UK-wide approach on air bridges, but said quarantine restrictions could become more important in Scotland as the relative impact cases coming into the area from overseas could potentially be greater.

As a result, she said her Government will be taking more time to consider the use of air bridges and will make a further announcement on them in the future.

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