By Lisa Burgess •
Published: 16 Mar 2020 • 15:31
13 deaths in Glasgow care home linked to COVID-19
The Scottish Government has announced today that there are now 171 cases of COVID-10. Wales have also had their first fatality. 18 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Scotland with 1 fatality.
The Scottish Football Association has canceled all domestic professional and grassroots football until further notice, and the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon also said gatherings of over 500 are to be banned.
A total of 4,895 tests have been finished in Scotland with 4,724 negative. The patient who died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus was described as elderly.
Scottish Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said: “We expect the number of cases to rise and Scotland is well-prepared for a significant outbreak of coronavirus. There is currently no treatment or vaccine so early detection measures will continue to be vital in helping to prevent the spread of the virus.”
The Scottish Government has said up to 80% of the population could become infected, with potentially 4% of this group requiring hospital treatment.
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