THERE have been no registered coronavirus deaths in Scotland for three days in a row, the Government has announced.

The latest figures show there were just eight new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

No more people died after testing positive for the third consecutive day.

It means the total under that measurement remains 2482 deaths.

The First Minister tweeted: “Three days in a row with no registered COVID deaths in Scotland. The sense of relief that I – and I’m sure all of us – feel as these numbers fall is enormous.

“But it’s coupled with an anxiety that we do all we can to keep COVID under control. So please follow the rules and #StaySafe”

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Today’s figures show that of those who have tested positive, 4050 inpatients have been discharged from hospital since March 5.

A further 452 people were in hospital last night, five of whom were in intensive care; plus eight more in intensive care with suspected Covid-19.

Here is the latest data by health board.

The National:

*fewer than five