A PATIENT in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has died from the coronavirus. 

It comes as the number of cases in the health board has risen from 44 to 49 between Monday and Tuesday. 

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NHS GGC is the health board responsible for Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire. 

The health board has the highest number of cases in the whole of Scotland. 

Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood said: “I am very saddened to report that an elderly patient with underlying health conditions, who has tested positive for coronavirus, has died. They were being treated by the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board.

“I offer my deepest condolences to their friends and family at this difficult time. No further information will be available to protect patient confidentiality.”

Figures show the total cases across the country have risen from 171 to 195 overnight. 

A total of 5,146 tests have now been completed, with 5,051 confirmed negative.

Two people have now died as a result of catching Covid-19. 

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