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Ryan Carroll

Scottish Government announce 35 coronavirus deaths in Scotland amid 543 new cases

A total of 35 more Scots have tragically died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the Scottish Government has announced.

Jeane Freeman also announced 543 new cases of the virus have been identified overnight across the country.

Since the start of the pandemic, 7, 371 people have lost their lives to coronavirus in Scotland with total positive cases in Scotland 203,555.

A total of 750 people are being treated in hospital, with 65 in ICU.

It comes after Nicola Sturgeon announced all school kids in Scotland will go back to the classroom after the Easter holidays.

During her statement to MSPs at Holyrood the First Minister said lockdown across the country could be accelerated after cases continued to fall.

She said there was "good evidence" the national vaccination programme was already reducing the number of covid deaths across the country.

It means all primary school pupils will be able to return to class as of March 15 - with high schools reopening full-time after the Easter break.

Sturgeon announced a further review of easing level four lockdown restrictions would be carried out next week.

She said: "I can confirm that from that date, 15 March - unless new evidence or new circumstances force us to reconsider - all children in primary 4 to 7 will go back to school on a full-time basis."

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