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COVID-19: First case of community transmission in Scotland

Published: 11 Mar 2020 15:27

The number of positive cases in Scotland is 36 as of 2pm today, this includes one case transmitted in the community.

Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood said:

"We have identified the first case of community transmission in Scotland which is unrelated to contact or travel. This was identified through our enhanced surveillance scheme.

"It is important to emphasise that we are still in the containment phase. This case was to be expected and highlights the importance of the additional measures we have put in place to identify positive cases beyond self-identification."