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Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: The latest Covid-19 updates from Scotland

Last updated: Tuesday, 08 September, 2020, 12:25

  • Pubs face battle for survival with thousands of jobs at risk
  • Scottish food banks see usage more than double
  • Job placements continue to fall across Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: The virus is spreading again, warns the First Minister

Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: "My advice is you should still be cautious at this time about non-essential foreign travel."

Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: First Minister says, at the moment, the number of new cases, while rising, in Inverclyde, North and South Lanarkshire does not warrant additional restrictions.

Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: Pubs under close review in west of Scotland.

Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: First Minister says restrictions put in place in Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire last week must stay in place.

Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: First Minister says restrictions put in place in Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire last week must stay in place.

Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: First Minister says restrictions put in place in Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire last week must stay in place.

Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: First Minister expresses condolences to families who have lost a loved one.

Nicola Sturgeon news briefing LIVE: First Minister says today is the first occasion in which three deaths have been reported since 30 June.

Three further Covid-19 deaths registered in Scotland, says Nicola Sturgeon

Three more confirmed coronavirus patient have died in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has said – the first time three deaths have been recorded in one day since June 30.

It brings the total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 2,499.

Speaking during the Scottish Government’s daily briefing, the First Minister said 21,719 people have tested positive for the virus in Scotland, up by 176 from 21,543 the day before.

This represents 2.3% of people newly tested, down from 2.4% yesterday.

Of the new cases, 91 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 32 in Lanarkshire and 16 in Lothian.

There are 267 people in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19, an increase of 11 in 24 hours.

Of these patients, six were in intensive care, up one.

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