Greater Glasgow and Clyde has recorded 63 new cases of coronavirus in just 24 hours.

This number has decreased since yesterday, there were 85 people recorded to have the cirus in one day.

The region continues to surpass other areas in Scotland, with a total of 1314 people testing positive for COVID-19.

At the First Minister's daily media briefing, she announced that sadly, a further 48 people have died across Scotland due to coronavirus - bringing the death toll to 495. 

In Glasgow, 571 people are being treated in hospitals with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. This is an increase of 8 from yesterday's figures. 

Since then, one person been admitted to an intensive care unit in the city - bringing the total of those receiving such treatment to 65.

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Following yesterday's COBRA meeting, Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that the whole of the UK will remain in lockdown through Easter weekend and into next week.

She reiterated that the general public should continue to follow the government's guidelines on social distancing and self-isolation throughout this time, stating that if we become "complacent" to the regulations we could prematurely risk undoing all of the work so far achieved on tackling coronavirus.

The First Minister announced that she will be taking a visit to the NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital this afternoon to observe the latest developments. 

The hospital is planning to be open by mid-April, with the hope and expectation that it will not need to be used. 

Joining the First Minister at the daily media briefing earlier this afternoon was Police Scotland's chief constable Iain Livingston.

He announced officers have issued more than 500 penalty notices to those not adhering to lockdown rules. 

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He said: “Since emergency powers came into effect two weeks ago, we have been required to take enforcement action in limited situations.

“Thus far, across the whole of the country, we have issued more than 500 fixed penalty notices.

“This has typically been during incidents where people do not comply with legal instructions even after being spoken to by officers, for example house parties or other gatherings in public where those involved refuse to disperse.”

The Chief contstable was also able to confirm that supermarkets will not be policed during the coronavirus lockdown. 

Re-launching the Scottish domestic abuse campaign, Nicola Sturgeon stressed that support services and a 24 hour helpline are there for those who are in need. 

She said the services are "open and there to help you, do not stress if you need to use them".

The domestic abuse support line can be reached on 0800 027 1234.


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