Scotland’s COVID-19 death toll hits highest level since June

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Nicola Sturgeon said in today’s COVID-19 briefing that seven more deaths of people who tested positive for coronavirus have been recorded in Scotland – the highest daily total since June 17th.

She said that the deaths were a “very sharp reminder” that Covid is “extremely dangerous”.

A further 640 new positive test results were also reported, with 137 people being treated in hospital and the total number of people to have died in Scotland within 28 days of testing positive now stands at 2,519.

But the National Records of Scotland reports that the virus has been mentioned as a contributing factor or suspected cause of death on 4,257 death certificates.