UK records 36 coronavirus deaths as Scotland reports none for third day running

28 June 2020, 15:40

There have been no deaths of people who tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland for a third day
There have been no deaths of people who tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland for a third day. Picture: PA

By Matt Drake

The UK has recorded another coronavirus 36 deaths in the past 24-hours in one of the lowest figures since lockdown was enforced.

The total number of deaths in the UK has now reached 43,550.

The Government figures do not include all deaths involving Covid-19 across the UK, which are thought to have passed 54,000.

Of 127,709 tests carried out on 27 June, 901 people tested positive.

There have now been 9,195,132 tests carried out since the pandemic reached the British shores, with 311,151 people being confirmed to have the disease.

Scotland also recorded no deaths of people with coronavirus for the third consecutive day.

The total number of people who have died under the measurement remains at 2,482, unchanged from Friday.

Eight more people tested positive for the virus and 452 people are in Scottish hospitals with confirmed or suspected cases.

There were five people in intensive care with confirmed cases of Covid-19 and eight with suspected cases.

The Scottish First Minister tweeted her response to the figures on Sunday afternoon, saying it was vital that people continued to follow the rules as the figures improved.

She said: "Three days in a row with no registered Covid deaths in Scotland. The sense of relief that I - & I'm sure all of us - feel as these numbers fall is enormous.

"But it's coupled with an anxiety that we do all we can to keep Covid under control. So please follow the rules and #StaySafe."

Northern Ireland confirmed one further death, bringing the total to 550.

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