Covid Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon to give update to Scottish Parliament this afternoon

By Laura Ferguson

Nicola Sturgeon will deliver a coronavirus update to the Scottish Parliament this afternoon.

It comes as Scotland continues to see steep rises in cases, with the death toll and hospitalisation figures also seeing a gradual rise.

Yesterday's figures confirmed 16 new reported deaths of people with a positive covid test in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, 5,692 new cases were recorded overnight, making up 13.2% of all tests carried out.

77 people were in intensive care with Covid-19 while 805 were in hospital.

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What is she expected to discuss?

The First Minister is expected discuss the current state of the pandemic as well as confirming the latest figures.

Today's briefing also comes after Ms Sturgeon announced plans last week for vaccine passports to be introduced for over-18 nightclubs and large-scale events.

MSPs will vote on the controversial proposals tomorrow (Thursday).

When will the First Minister speak?

Nicola Sturgeon is expected to deliver her speech between 2pm and 3pm to the Scottish Parliament.

Where can I watch it?

The statement will be available to watch on the Scottish Parliament's website as well as on the BBC Scotland channel.


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