One year since Scotland’s first Covid case
It is now a year since the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in Scotland and life has changed beyond recognition from 12 months ago.
The Scottish Government announced the first case of Covid-19 on March 1 2020, in a Tayside resident who had recently travelled from Italy and was admitted to hospital and treated in isolation.
One year on, the country is once again in lockdown and 9,347 people have died with the virus, according to National Records of Scotland (NRS) data.
The first death of a Covid-19 patient in Scotland was announced on March 13 last year as confirmed cases hit 85.
The patient, treated by NHS Lothian, was an older person with pre-existing medical conditions.
By March 22, three weeks after the first confirmed case, 10 people had died and there were 416 confirmed cases.
All restaurants, cafes, pubs and cinemas had been asked to close and people were told to practise social distancing, with stricter measures for the more…