THE UK coronavirus death toll has risen to 468 after three more deaths are announced in Scotland.
It brings the total number of deaths in the country to 25, while it is thought that up to 50,000 Scots could be infected.
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Nicola Sturgeon said today that the number of people who had tested positive in Scotland for Covid-19 had risen by 175 from Wednesday's total of 719 to 894.
It brings the total number of UK cases to 9704 – with 894 of those being in Scotland.
Yesterday, 43 people died from the deadly bug across the UK in just 24 hours.
The figures were down from the previous day, which saw 87 people die in what was the UK's biggest death rate jump yet.
There are now fears that half of the UK population may have already contracted the virus. as only hospital patients are now being routinely screened.
London remains the worst-hit area with around 3,000 cases – with around one in three positive tests coming in the English capital.
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