First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, informed the public that another eight COVID-19 patients in Scotland have sadly passed away, increasing the total to 33.
The number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Scotland is up to 1059.
She said 72 patients with COVID-19 symptoms are in ICU.
In other news, Carrie Symonds is not self-isolating with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Sir Patrick Vallance, informed the public that the prime minister is using digital tools to keep leading in the fight against the COVID-19 crisis.
Mr Vallance added: “We’re in the phase now where anyone who gets symptoms should self-isolate, that’s what the Prime Minister did, self-isolated. He’s been tested positive; anyone who gets symptoms should self-isolate.
“And he’s managing meetings using the appropriate digital tools to be able to do that and still running the Government’s response to coronavirus.
“So I think the notion that we can contact trace at the moment isn’t the right way to do it. It’s the self-isolation and the measures that we’ve got in place.”
Sir Patrick also said: “We are at the stage where people are still going to get it. As I’ve said, numbers will continue to go up.
“But with the measures in place, the beginnings of the infection now should be damped right down so we would expect to see that translating into fewer people with symptoms and definitely fewer hospitalisations and serious illness in two to three, maybe four weeks.”
Article submitted by Chante, Structured, Edited And Corrected By Charles Watson