NO-ONE who has tested positive for Covid-19 has died in Scotland in the past fortnight, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

It means the death toll among confirmed coronavirus patietns remains 2491, no change since July 16.

Speaking in the Scottish Parliament, the First Minister said 18,597 people have tested positive for the disease in Scotland, up by 17 from 18,580 the day before.

There are 260 people in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19, no change in the past 24 hours.

Of these, two patients are in intensive care, the same as 24 hours previously.

The Forst Minister said: "No deaths have been registered, under this measurement, in the last two weeks.

"However, we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that every death is a tragedy. I want again to send my condolences to everyone who has lost a loved one to this illness."

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