SCOTLAND recorded one coronavirus patient death and 365 positive tests in the past 24 hours, the country’s national clinical director Jason Leitch has said.

It brings the death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – to 7,620.

Mr Leitch was speaking at a coronavirus briefing.

The figure is lower than the 9,997 deaths given earlier by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) as they do not include suspected and probable coronavirus infections.

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The NRS figures show 38 deaths relating to Covid-19 were registered between March 29 and April 4, down 24 on the previous week.

Of these, the majority happened in hospital at 29, with four in care homes and five at home or in a non-institutional setting.

The statistics are published weekly and cover all deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.