Scotland has recorded three new coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
The deaths, of patients who first tested positive for the virus in the previous 28 days, take the toll under this measure to 2,522.
Speaking at Holyrood, the First Minister said 668 new coronavirus cases have been recorded in Scotland in the past 24 hours.
This is 10.8% of newly-tested individuals, up from 10.3% the previous day.
A total of 29,912 people have now tested positive in Scotland, up from 29,244 on Wednesday.
There are 154 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, up by 15 in 24 hours.
Of these patients, 17 were in intensive care, up two from the previous day.
Routemap out of lockdown delayed
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that changes to the Scottish Government’s routemap out of lockdown slated for October 5 will not go ahead.
Speaking ahead of First Minister’s Questions on Thursday, Ms Sturgeon said that the changes, which have already been moved from September 14, will be reviewed on October 15.
The changes would impact adult access to indoor sports facilities, soft play areas, certain live events and sports stadiums.
The First Minister said: “We are postponing the routemap changes for which we had previously given an indicative date of October 5.
“I hope members will agree that it would not be sensible to ease restrictions that are still in place while infection rates are rising and we are working to bring them back down.
“We will review these restrictions again by October 15. However, if we need to take further action before that to curb the spread of the virus we will not hesitate to do so, but of course we will report that to parliament.”
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