FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she is “truly sorry” for any mistakes that have been made after the UK’s coronavirus death toll passed 100,000.

It was confirmed at today's briefing that 5888 Scots have died after testing positive, while a total of 7902 deaths in Scotland have been linked to Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to the NRS.

At the Scottish Government’s coronavirus briefing, the First Minister led a moment of silence “in memory of all those who have died in this pandemic so far” and said the death toll should make all political leaders “think very hard about what more we could have done and what lessons we must continue to learn”.

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Reflecting on the UK's grim death milestone, Sturgeon said: “I know that I, and everyone in my Government, have tried every day to do everything we possibly can.

“But I don’t think any of us, reflecting on numbers like these, can conclude that we have always succeeded.

“And for any mistakes we have made, firstly I take responsibility for that, and I am – and I always will be – truly sorry for any mistakes we have made or for any reflections that we could have done things differently.”

In a message to people who are grieving the death of friends and family from coronavirus, the First Minister added: “I know that this won’t be any consolation to you at all, but nevertheless I do want you to know that your loss weighs heavily on me and it always will.”

Her message came as Scotland recorded 92 deaths of coronavirus patients and 1330 new cases in the past 24 hours.

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Speaking at the briefing, Sturgeon said the daily test positivity rate is 6.2%, down from 9% yesterday when 1049 new cases were recorded.

There are 2016 people in hospital confirmed to have Covid-19, up six in 24 hours.

Of these patients, 145 are in intensive care, a fall of four in the same period.

Sturgeon added that 462,092 people have received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.