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Second Scottish coronavirus death announced


By Alan Beresford

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EARLIER today the Scottish Government announced that an elderly patient with underlying health conditions who tested positive for coronavirus has died.

Chief medical officer Dr Catherine Calderwood.
Chief medical officer Dr Catherine Calderwood.

This follows the first death of a patient in Scotland with coronavirus, which was announced on Friday, March 13.

Chief medical officer Catherine Calderwood said: “I am very saddened to report that an elderly patient with underlying health conditions, who has tested positive for coronavirus, has died.

"They were being treated by the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board.

"I offer my deepest condolences to their friends and family at this difficult time. No further information will be available to protect patient confidentiality."

For updates on the virus in Scotland click here.


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