Five more positive coronavirus tests in Scotland

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Five more people have tested positive for coronavirus, the Scottish government has confirmed.

It brings the total number of positive tests in Scotland to 16.

Two new cases have been reported in Lanarkshire, with an increase of one case in Lothian, Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and Grampian.

Across the UK, 206 people have tested positive for Covid-19. Two people – who both had underlying health problems – have died with the disease.

The increase in Scotland matches the jump seen on Friday, the biggest in a single day since the first reported case on Sunday.

In total, 1,664 of the 1,680 tests in Scotland have come back negative.

Coronavirus in Scotland

Health boardConfirmed cases
Tayside1
Ayrshire & Arran1
Forth Valley2
Greater Glasgw & Clyde2
Grampian4
Fife2
Lothian2
Lanarkshire2

Source: Scottish government

It comes as Scotstoun sports complex in Glasgow is shut for cleaning after a rugby player tested positive for the virus after using the facility.

The woman was a member of the Scotland women’s team which trained at Scotstoun stadium on Friday.

Her team’s Six Nations match against France, which was due to be played at Scotstoun, has been cancelled.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she expects the number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 to increase “very rapidly” in the coming days.

But said she but hoped to push back the spread of the virus to limit the peak of the outbreak until the spring and summer months.

Source: BBC News

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