64 new Covid-19 deaths reported in Scotland 2 weeks ago

64 new Covid-19 deaths reported in Scotland

There have been 64 newly reported deaths in Scotland in the past 24 hours.

Scotland has confirmed 64 new deaths related to Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest daily total in the country since 6 May.

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This brings Scotland's total Covid-related death toll to 3,143.

Announcing the news on Wednesday afternoon, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that the latest figures also show that there were 206 deaths linked to Covid-19 in the seven days between 1 November and 8 November.

She said: "It's important to remember that these deaths are not statistics. None of us should ever see them in that way. Every single one of the numbers I report to you on a daily basis represents an individual who was loved, unique and, for many people, irreplaceable.

"I want again to send my condolences to all those who have lost a loved one during this pandemic."

The news comes on the same day that it was reported that the north of England is being hit worse than the rest of the country.

According to the BBC, in the "Northern Powerhouse area" an extra 57.7 people per 100,000 population died between March and July compared to the rest of the country.

This area consists of a number of major cities, including Hull, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle.

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