There have been no new confirmed cases of Covid-19 recorded across Tayside and Fife in the past 24 hours.
According to the latest update from the Scottish Government the total number of positive cases since the pandemic began across Tayside remains at 1,676 and 879 in Fife.
There are 54 people in Fife receiving hospital treatment and seven across Tayside.
A total of 126,012 people in Scotland have been tested through NHS labs to date. Of these, 110,391 were confirmed negative and 15,621 were positive – an increase of 18 since Saturday’s update.
Of the people who have tested positive, 646 were in hospital last night and 16 of whom were in intensive care. There are also nine more people in intensive care with suspected Covid-19.
Since March 5, 3,801 patients have been discharged from hospital.
As of 2pm today 126,012 people in Scotland have been tested for #coronavirus
110,391 confirmed negative
2,415 patients who tested positive have sadly died.
— Scottish Government (@scotgov) June 7, 2020
Scotland’s Health Secretary Jeane Freeman today cautioned against “reading too much into” the news that no new coronavirus deaths were registered in Scotland in the past 24 hours.
The Scottish Government’s data for Covid-19 cases showed the number of deaths of those confirmed as having the infection remained at 2,415.
Speaking at the government’s coronavirus briefing, Ms Freeman said: “I would offer our note of caution about reading too much into today’s figure.
“We know that fewer deaths tend to be registered at the weekend than on other days of the week; it is still very likely that further Covid-19 deaths will be reported in the days ahead.
“And, as always, I want to stress that the numbers I’m reading out are not simply statistics, every one of those 2,415 people who have died was an individual whose loss is a source of grief and sorrow to very many.
“So I want to send my deepest condolences to everyone who’s lost a loved one.”
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