More than 50 coronavirus patients treated in intensive care units across Scotland

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The First Minister has revealed why information on the number of patients being treated for the coronavirus in intensive care units across Scotland was announced today.

In her daily update, Nicola Sturgeon said 51 patients were being treated in such units for COVID-19, as of last night.

She says that emphasises how serious the virus' effects can be.

Ms Sturgeon says it's important people continue to follow measures on staying at home and social distancing.

North of the border, 22 people have now died, because of the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the First Minister has sent her best wishes to Prince Charles after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Clarence House said the Duke of Rothesay has been displaying 'mild symptoms', but is in good health.

He is self-isolating in Aberdeenshire, along with Camilla.

The Duchess of Rothesay does not have COVID-19. 

Scotland's Chief Medical Officer Dr Catherine Calderwood said: "I've discussed with a team in NHS Grampian and from the information I have been given, it's clear that he was tested for clinical reasons.

"I'm very pleased also that he is very well and as with many people who have had this virus, has had a mild illness."

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