First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced the government will formally confirm which areas of Scotland will be in which level of the new framework as of November 2, tomorrow.
Speaking at her daily briefing she said the work is taking place today and tonight to come to the decisions.
Ms Sturgeon added that more detail will also be available tomorrow in terms of what the levels mean for people shielding and for children.
The first minister said she pledges to improve and refine the framework as knowledge of the virus evolves.
She continued: “The position we are in right now is really tough, and everyone is thoroughly sick of it.
“That has been the case for some time, but as the nights get darker, as we head into winter, and as our attention and thoughts turn to Christmas, I think that feeling becomes a heavier one for all of us.”
Discharges into Care Homes
Ms Sturgeon addressed the report from Public Health Scotland on hospital discharges into care homes during the early months of the pandemic.
The report claims that 78 hospital patients in Scotland who tested positive for Covid-19 were discharged into care homes from March 1 to April 1. Full story below:
Scotland has recorded 28 deaths from coronavirus and 1,202 positive tests in the past 24 hours, Nicola Sturgeon said.
The First Minister told the Scottish Government’s coronavirus briefing the death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – has risen to 2,754.
Of the new cases, 451 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 292 in Lanarkshire, 152 in Lothian, and 91 in Ayrshire and Arran.
There are 1,117 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, up by 17 in 24 hours.
Of these patients, 85 are in intensive care, a rise of three.
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