ANOTHER 37 people have died in Scotland after contracting Covid-19, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.

It brings the total using that measurement to 2221.

Speaking in the Scottish Parliament, the First Minister said 14,856 people have tested positive for the virus in Scotland, up by 105 from 14,751 the day before.

There are 1318 people in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19, a decrease of 125. Of these, 51 were in intensive care, a fall of two.

Sturgeon commented: "Those numbers – together with yesterday’s figures from National Records of Scotland - spell out starkly the human cost of this virus.

“These are not simply statistics – they represent individuals whose loss is a source of grief to many. I want to send my condolences to everyone who has lost a loved one to this virus.

“However the numbers also make it clear, as I indicated yesterday, that our efforts to curb Covid-19 have had an impact. Our mid-range estimate for the number of infectious people in Scotland is now 25,000 – however we expect that number to decrease further."

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