The latest figures for today detailing the number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours have been announced in Holyrood by the First Minister who said that the R number remains just under 1.
The next weekly review of restrictions will take place next Tuesday.
The Health Secretary will update MSPs later today about the vaccination programme which will begin next Tuesday 8 December 2020.
Ms Sturgeon said that 65,500 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be in Scotland by next Tuesday. There will be no changes to school holidays although it was widely trailed that school holidays might be longer than previously thought. The First Minister has also confirmed there will be a ban on evictions from 11 December until January 2021 except for some special circumstances such as domestic abuse situations.
The figures in Scotland as at 3 December 2020 are as follows:
- 958 new cases of Covid-19 reported and this is 4.3% of those newly tested
- 51 newly reported deaths of people who have tested positive.
- 69 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed Covid-19 which is 1 more than yesterday
- 982 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed Covid-19 which is 9 fewer than yesterday
- The total number of positive cases in Scotland has risen to 97,720
- The number of deaths under this measurement is now 3,848
National Records of Scotland announced their weekly figures on Wednesday stating that the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 29 November 2020 is 5,634. This figure is calculated on a wider definition of deaths relating to Covid-19 than the daily figure reported by The Scottish Government.
You can also see the latest numbers laid out visually on the Travelling Tabby website here. It is updated at 3pm daily.