Coronavirus: Five more positive tests in Scotland

Glasgow News 

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.

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