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A further 181 people in the UK have died after contracting the coronavirus, in the biggest daily rise since the outbreak began.
The total number of virus-related deaths in the country now stands at 759.
It comes as the number of people to have tested positive for the virus rose by nearly 3000, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the UK to 14,579.
In Scotland, a further eight people have died as a result of the pandemic, bringing the total number of deaths to 33.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Friday that the number of Covid-19 cases in Scotland had risen to 1,059 after 165 more people tested positive.
In This Story: Covid-19
Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
Latest News about Covid-19
Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.
In This: Nicola Sturgeon
Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon is a Scottish politician who is currently serving as the fifth First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party since November 2014. She is the first woman to hold either position.