Scotland has recorded its fourth consecutive day with no new Covid-19 deaths.
The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the figures in her lunchtime briefing today (Monday) in which she paid tribute to the “efforts and sacrifices of everyone across the country” for helping to achieve it.
While acknowledging the registration of deaths at weekends can be “artificially low”, she said the recent figures also demonstrated “beyond any doubt how much progress Scotland has made”.
“Our challenge now, and it’s a big challenge and will again depend on the efforts of all of us, is to continue that progress, while at the same time reopening the economy, restarting more of our public services and seeing more or our family and friends,” she added.
Ms Sturgeon said the tally of deaths was also a “constant reminder of the human toll of this virus and why our efforts, to contain, control and eliminate it are so important”.
Shetland’s official number of deaths from Covid-19 has remained unchanged at seven since April. The total number of cases reported has also remained unchanged at 54 since April.