Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Discharge link to Covid-19 outbreaks ‘cannot’ be ruled out

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Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 6:34 am
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 6:42 am

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Live updates on Covid-19 in Scotland, the UK, and around the world.

Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: The latest updates on Tuesday, April 20

Last updated: Tuesday, 20 April, 2021, 12:32

  • Scotland’s lockdown restrictions to ease on Monday
  • Scotland records further 178 Covid cases on Tuesday
  • Two further Covid-19 deaths registered

"Welcome evidence" that case numbers in Scotland are continuing to fall, says Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon LIVE

Scotland has recorded two deaths from coronavirus and 178 positive tests in the past 24 hours, Nicola Sturgeon said.

It brings the death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – to 7,644.

Giving a Covid-19 update, the First Minister said 224,092 people have now tested positive in Scotland, up from 223,914 the previous day.

The daily test positivity rate is 1.4%, down from 2.5%.

There are 106 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, up two in 24 hours, and 13 patients are in intensive care, down one.

Ms Sturgeon said 2,750,052 people have received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, up 2,358 from yesterday, and 797,267 have received their second dose.

Nicola Sturgeon says hospitality venues will be required to take contact details for all members of a party - not just the lead member

April 26: Up to 6 people from 2 households can socialise indoors in a public place such as a café or restaurant.

April 26: Tourist accommodation to reopen (self-catering accommodation to be restricted in line with rules on indoor gathering).

April 26: Gyms and swimming pools can reopen for individual exercise.

April 26: Indoor attractions and public buildings such as galleries, museums and libraries can open

April 26: Funerals and weddings including post-funeral events and receptions can take place with up to 50 people (alcohol permitted).

April 26: Takeaway food can be collected indoors.

April 26: Non-essential childcare permitted.

May 17: Up to 4 people from 2 household can socialise indoors in a private home and up to 6 people from up to 3 households may socialise in an indoors public space.

May 17: Cinemas, theatres, concert halls, music venues, comedy clubs, amusement arcades, and bingo halls can open, subject to capacity constraints.

May 17: All organised sport and exercise activity permitted except adult indoor contact sports.

May 17: Up to 8 people from up to 8 households may socialise outdoors.

Early June: Hospitality can remain open (indoors) until 23:00 and local licensing laws outdoors.

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