Coronavirus in Scotland RECAP: Three deaths from Covid-19 and 369 positive cases in past 24 hours

Live updates on coronavirus in Scotland, the UK, and around the world.

By Gary Flockhart
Monday, 30th November 2020, 7:08 am
Updated Monday, 30th November 2020, 2:02 pm
The latest updates on Covid-19 in Scotland.
The latest updates on Covid-19 in Scotland.

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Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: The latest updates on Monday

Last updated: Monday, 30 November, 2020, 12:50

  • FM to announce £100 million fund to help hard up Scots
  • Scotland records another three Covid deaths on Monday
  • 369 new cases of Covid-19 reported
  • 49 deaths have been registered with Covid-19 since Friday

‘Door to door carol singing would worry me’, says Prof Leitch

Professor Jason Leitch, Scotland’s clinical director, says the lateral flow test is “one of the building blocks” to help track the virus

Nicola Sturgeon calls on people to come forward for asymptomatic testing

Ms Sturgeon added: “We do hope that identifying more people who are positive will help us ensure that they are not spreading the virus and that’s why we are currently focusing these trials – these pilot programmes – on areas with high prevalence.

“The lessons that we learn from these trials will then inform our plans to expand community testing much more extensively and much more routinely early in the new year,” Ms Sturgeon said.

The First Minister said asymptomatic testing was being offered in small communities where the levels of Covid-19 “continue to be of concern and are higher than the national average”.

Nicola Sturgeon has said community coronavirus testing trials will help with plans to carry out asymptomatic tests “much more routinely” in the new year.

Three deaths from coronavirus and 369 positive cases

Scotland has recorded three deaths from coronavirus and 369 positive cases in the past 24 hours, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

The death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is now 3,275.

Speaking at the Scottish Government’s coronavirus briefing, the First Minister said the daily test positivity rate is 6.1%, up from 5.2% on Sunday.

Ms Sturgeon said there had been a “technical issue” with the reporting systems overnight meaning the figures reported may be “slightly lower” than expected.

A total of 95,058 people have tested positive in Scotland, up from 94,689 the previous day.

Of the new cases, 133 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 49 in Lanarkshire, and 48 in Lothian.

There are 1,041 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, a fall of eight in 24 hours.

Of these patients, 75 are in intensive care, down by one.

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