A FURTHER 12 people have died in Scotland after testing positive for Covid-19, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.

It brings the total under that measurement up to 2316.

Speaking at the Scottish Government's coronavirus briefing, the First Minister announced 15,288 people have tested positive for the virus, a rise of 48 from 15,240 the previous day.

There are 1238 people in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19, a fall of nine in 24 hours from 1247.

Of these patients, 37 were in intensive care, a drop of one.

Sturgeon said: "I feel very strongly, as I’m sure you do, that we must never become inured to these statistics – or forget that behind every single one is a person who was loved and is now deeply missed.

"In future, we will want – collectively as a nation – to remember and mourn this loss. But for now let me send my condolences to every family who has lost a loved one to this virus."

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