The latest figures for today detailing the number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours have been announced.
The First Minister was joined at today’s Media Briefing by National Clinical Director, Jason Leitch. This briefing takes place about 12 hours after the announcement by all four nations about arrangements for bubbling this Christmas. The First Minister says these are outer limits within which people can work, but it does not mean that the government is positively encouraging people to get together at Christmas.
There are bound to be more questions about what you can and cannot do. Meantime Edinburgh local authority area remains in Level Three.
The figures in Scotland as at 25 November 2020 are as follows:
The number of new cases of Covid-19 reported in Scotland today – 880 new cases reported which is 6.8% of those reported
The total number of positive cases since the start of the outbreak is now 90,961
The number of people in hospital with recently confirmed Covid-19 – 1161 which is 36 fewer than yesterday
Number of people in Intensive Care Units in Scotland – 84 which is the same as yesterday.
The number of people in the NHS Lothian area who have tested positive in the last day is 94 and in Greater Glasgow and Clyde the number is 260.
The number of deaths reported today of people who have tested positive within the last 28 days is 44
The number of deaths under that measurement is 3,588
National Records of Scotland announced their weekly figures on Wednesday and today the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 22 November 2020 is 5,380. This figure is calculated on a wider definition of deaths relating to Covid than the daily figure reported by The Scottish Government.
The first weekly decrease in the number of deaths has been reported today since the end of September.
You can also see the latest numbers laid out visually on the Travelling Tabby website here. It is updated at 3pm daily.