The First Minister has issued figures today at Holyrood of the number of people who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

The figures as at 8 October 2020 are as follows: 

Number of new cases of Covid-19 reported today –  1027 new cases which is 13.5% of those tested  

Total number of cases is 35,787

Number of deaths reported today of people who have tested positive – 5  (A total of 2,538 deaths in total under that measurement.) 

Number of people in Intensive Care Units in Scotland –  31 which is an increase of 3

Number of people in hospital with recently confirmed Covid-19 –   377  which is an increase of 58 

Public Health Scotland confirmed that the number of new cases in Lothian is 152