A further nine people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Scotland in the past 24 hours.
Today’s update from the Scottish Government shows there have been 18,296 positive cases since the pandemic began.
A total of 278,883 people in Scotland have been tested through NHS Scotland labs and UKG to date. Of these, 260,587 were confirmed negative.
Of the people who have tested positive, 424 were in hospital last night and four of whom were in intensive care. There are also seven more people in intensive care with suspected Covid-19.
Since March 5, 4,095 inpatients have been discharged from hospital.
Due to a technical issue, the number of deaths reported on July 4 are not yet available. The Scottish Government said it will update this as soon as it can.
Scotland’s death toll is 2,488.
A regional breakdown of the figures show there has been 932 cases of the virus in Fife since the pandemic began.
A total of 46 people are in hospital in Fife after testing positive for Covid-19.
Across Tayside, there have been 1,772 positive cases.
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