Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Potential Covid-19 treatments could be fast-tracked

Updates on coronavirus in Scotland and across the world.

Updates on coronavirus in Scotland and across the world.

Latest updates on Scottish Covid-19 cases.

Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Latest updates on Wednesday

Key Events

  • A further 83 people die from Covid-19 in Scotland
  • Total deaths have reached 1,415
  • 2,521 people have been discharged from hospital
  • 11,034 people have tested positive for Covid-19
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Coronavirus testing: key workers and age groups eligible for a Covid-19 test - and how to apply

Care home residents, those who work away from home and over-65s are now eligible to apply for a coronavirus test

NHS Louisa Jordan should be used to 'relieve' care home Covid-19 crisis

The £43m temporary coronavirus hospital, the NHS Louisa Jordan, should be used by the Scottish Government to ease the burden on care homes overwhelmed with sick residents, it was claimed today.

CalMac has revealed it had to knock back 35 passengers last weekend whose journeys were not essential.

Emergency closure of three Edinburgh roads for walkers and cyclists

The city council is to shut Silverknowes Road, Braid Road and Links Gardens within days.

Care home boss warns of more deaths unless homes get extra funding

Key workers in Cairngorms abused after being mistaken for holidaymakers

Erskine charity for veterans reports 24 deaths in care homes

Scottish charity Erskine also report that 90 residents are thought to have been positive but are now recovering

With one day left before the UK Government’s self-imposed deadline to reach 100,000 daily coronavirus tests, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said there were 52,000 tests carried out in the latest 24 hour period. There were 765 deaths recorded yesterday across the UK

The UK Government has published the first official daily figure for coronavirus deaths that includes those who have died in all settings, not just in hospital. It takes the UK’s official death toll to 26,097 - an increase of more than four thousand compared with yesterday, although the additional deaths will have taken place over the period from 2 March

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