There are now 499 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Tayside, new figures have revealed.
The total is a rise of 42 from 457 yesterday in the region – which encompasses Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross.
In Fife, 27 more cases have been recorded, rising from 200 to 227 since yesterday in The Kingdom.
As of 2pm today, there have been 3,961 positive cases of coronavirus in Scotland, from 24,036 tests.
Update on #coronavirus testing
As of 2pm today 24,036 Scottish tests have concluded
20,075 confirmed negative
222 patients who tested positive have sadly died.
— Scottish Government (@scotgov) April 6, 2020
However, due to the way in which data is recorded, and the fact those with symptoms are told to self-isolate, the figures are “almost certainly” an underestimate.
Among those who have died is a care worker from West Dunbartonshire, who Ms Sturgeon paid tribute to at her press briefing today.
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