THE number of coronavirus cases in the Lothian region has now passed 300.

The amount of confirmed cases in the area was sitting at 269 yesterday (Tuesday) but has increased by 42 in the past 24 hours and now stands at 311.

Across Scotland, 2,310 people have tested positive for Covid-19, an increase of 317 from yesterday, and 76 have died.

Over 17,000 people have been tested for the virus in Scotland, 14,697 tests have come back negative.

Lothian has the second highest number of cases in Scotland behind Greater Glasgow and Clyde whose figure currently stands at 632.


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