More than 400 coronavirus-related deaths have taken place in care homes across Greater Glasgow and Clyde, new figures can reveal. 

Data released by National Records of Scotland show that a total of 457 elders across the region have died in care homes due to the virus - surpassing every other health board in Scotland.

Two-hundred and one of the 457 deaths in Greater Glasgow and Clyde are recorded in the Glasgow City Council area, where a total of 501 people have lost their lives due to the virus. 

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The Greater Glasgow and Clyde healthboard has recorded a total of 1038 coronavirus-related deaths.

It comes as daily figures released by the Scottish Government show 3579 people in Glasgow have tested positive for the virus - an increase of 69 from yesterday's figures. 

Speaking at the First Minister's questions today, Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that care home deaths make 57 per cent of the Scottish death toll. She confirmed that this figure is slightly lower than the previous week.

She said: "The death toll in care homes not just in Scotland but globally is an absolute tragedy and there is not a day or minute that goes by where I don't reflect on that.

"The numbers today, while they are still far to high, are for the second week declining which suggests that we are starting to see, although we have a long way to go, a tailing off of this virus in care homes."

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When asked by Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard to consider a testing scheme for came home workers to be "taken to the workers rather than the workers going to testing stations", she said: "We have a number of routes that people can get tested through right now but care home workers like NHS staff who require to be tested should be tested through their NHS board.

"They can go onto the online portal and book a test at one of the drive-through centres or the mobile testing units and that will refer them to wherever is closest."

Across Scotland, 63,821 people have tested positive for coronavirus. The death toll is now 1973.