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Scotland reports first death from coronavirus

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — Scotland’s chief medical officer has confirmed the first person has died in the country after contracting covid-19.

The number of people who died in the UK after being infected with a new coronavirus increased from 10 to 11. The death of the first patient in Scotland was reported on Friday by regional authorities.

“I regret to inform you that a patient in Scotland, whose test for coronavirus was positive, died in the hospital,” said Catherine Calderwood, Scotland’s chief health officer.

Like all other patients who died in the kingdom with confirmed infection with a new type of coronavirus, the deceased was an elderly person suffering from a number of other diseases.

On Friday, the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus in the United Kingdom increased from 590 to 798. According to British Government Scientific Advisor Patrick Vallance, statistics collected so far may indicate that from 5 thousand to 10 thousand were infected in the country. human. Authorities expect a peak outbreak in early summer.

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