Three further people have died as a result of the Coronavirus in Scotland, the First Minister has announced.

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Nicola Sturgeon said the number of people who had tested positive for Covid-19 had risen by 175 from Wednesday’s total, from 719 to 894.

HeraldScotland:

It means the number of people to die as a result of the Covid-19 strain of the virus has risen to 25.

Over 250 of the confirmed cases have been recorded in Greater Glsgow and Clyde.

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Figures released on Thursday afternoon revealed 11,487 tests had been carried out for the disease, with 10, 593 returning positive results.