THERE have been no reported Covid-19 deaths for six days in a row, the First Minister has confirmed.

Speaking at the Scottish Government daily briefing, Nicola Sturgeon said no deaths had been reported over the last 24 hours. The number of people to die after receiving a positive coronavirus test remains at 2490, she said.

It was also the first Monday since March 10, before the lockdown, where no deaths were reported.  

The First Minister added that there had been three new Covid-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours.

Sturgeon stressed that tomorrow marks the release of the National Records of Scotland’s weekly report which includes deaths where Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate in its toll.

She said even while case numbers decline it’s important to remember the impact the virus has had across Scotland.

The First Minister added her thoughts were with those who have lost loved ones to the virus.