Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the highest daily death toll on Wednesday saying, this is the “highest I have had to report at one of these briefings since June 17.”
She announced that there had been seven deaths in 24 hours which is the highest since mid-June. Scotland also recorded a further 640 new coronavirus cases in the past 24-hours, which represents10.3% of newly-tested individuals.
Sturgeon said, “That figure of seven deaths is the highest I have had to report at one of these briefings since June 17.
“It is therefore a very sharp reminder that Covid is an extremely dangerous virus, as well as a highly infectious one.”
She added, “We, of course, should never think of these deaths as statistics, every single one of them represents the loss of a unique and irreplaceable individual.
“I want to send my deepest condolences to everyone who has lost a loved one, and that particularly includes those who have lost loved ones in the last few days.”