More than 900,000 people have downloaded Protect Scotland app

More than 900,000 people have now downloaded the Protect Scotland contact tracing app.

The first minister warns the apparent delay in turnaround is causing concern and an escalation of the talks with the Conservative government is being sought.

She stressed the Scottish government is very keen to play its part in finding a solution to the problems.

An update to today’s figures will be given as soon as possible, she said.

A total of 264 patients are in hospital with a confirmed case (up five), with seven being treated in intensive care.

No deaths were registered in the last 24 hours of people who tested positive, meaning the total remains at 2,499.

Ms Sturgeon confirmed a further 70 people have tested positive for Covid-19, 2.7%% of those newly tested yesterday.  This takes the total number of positive cases in Scotland to 22,749.

She explained today’s numbers are lower but the government believes they are not yet complete.

The first minister said the issue is being looked at urgently.

The backlog of test results being faced by the UK lab network is starting to impact on the timeous reporting of Scottish results.

Here are the headlines from around Scotland:

  • A new law has come into force limiting social gatherings to a maximum of six people from two households
  • The daily count of people testing positive for coronavirus rose for the fourth day in a row, this time to 244
  • Seven people with links to the driving school at the Police Scotland training college in Tulliallan have tested positive
  • People in Glasgow city, Lanarkshire, East and West Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire cannot meet other households at their own homes
  • Scotland’s universities have asked students to “prioritise public health” as they return to classes this week. A gathering of about 50 young people on the beach at St Andrews castle sparked a police response.
  • More than 868,000 have downloaded the Protect Scotland contact tracing app

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