The latest figures for today detailing the number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours have just been announced today by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, 6 November 2020.
The First Minister set out that the review of the current levels of restrictions which are in force in Scotland will take place on Tuesday. She will address parliament on any alterations then, backing those with reasons behind the decisions.
Further countries have been added to the quarantine list. Anyone travelling from Denmark as at 12.30pm today, and from Germany and Sweden from 4am on Sunday morning will require to self-isolate for 14 days on their arrival in Scotland.
Ms Sturgeon also commented on travel more generally. She said: “Now, before I cover this point, let me just repeat that the Scottish Government’s very clear advice right now is that people should not travel to other parts of the UK unless that is for essential purposes. However, we recognise that some people will have an essential reason to do so. That might be related to work, or education, or it may involve caring responsibilities. And so it is really important that our Test & Protect system is able to take account of that.”
She continued: “Today I can confirm that the English and Welsh app has now also been updated and joined the NHS Scotland server. That means if you have to travel to any other part of the UK, Jersey and Gibraltar, you can keep using the Protect Scotland app. You don’t have to deactivate it and download the app for the particular part of the UK you are in. You will be notified if someone you are in close contact with gets Covid and enters that into their app, even if that is the app of one of the other countries” The First Minister also confirmed that discussions are underway to. ensure that our app will work in other parts of Europe too, and she urged everyone to download the app if they can.
As an aside when we were at Leith Theatre this morning the Registry Office there is currently being repurposed as a Walk-in Covid-19 testing centre. It looks as though it should be open within a week or two.
The figures in Scotland as at 6 November 2020 are as follows:
The number of new cases of Covid-19 reported in Scotland today –1,072 new cases yesterday which is 5.5% to the total number of tests of which 112 were in Lothian.
The total number of confirmed cases in Scotland is now 70,732
Number of people in hospital with recently confirmed Covid-19 – 1,237 which is a decrease of 15 since yesterday
Number of people in Intensive Care Units in Scotland – 98 which is 3 more than yesterday
The number of deaths reported today of people who have tested positive within the last 28 days is 31. The number of deaths under this measurement is 2,997.
National Records of Scotland announced their weekly figures on Wednesday which state that the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 1 November 2020 is 4,649.
You can also see the latest numbers laid out visually on the Travelling Tabby website here. It is updated at 3pm daily.