Six consecutive days without coronavirus death in Scotland

Three new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Scotland in the past 24 hours.

Scotland has recorded a sixth consecutive day without a registered death from coronavirus.

The death toll from confirmed cases remains at 2490 but, adding suspected cases, the figure stands at 4175.

There have been three new cases of Covid-19 in Scotland detected over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 18,368.

A total of 668 patients are in hospital with a confirmed or suspected case of the virus, up 67 from 550 the previous day, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said during her daily briefing.

A dozen people are in intensive care, six more than Monday, however only two have confirmed Covid-19.

Sturgeon paid tribute to foreign care home workers and said she will make “strong representations” to the UK Government for them to be included in post-Brexit visa schemes.

It comes after Downing Street confirmed that social care workers do not qualify for the UK Government’s new health and care visa under the plans for a post-Brexit immigration system.

She said: “The entire country is extremely grateful to you for everything you do.

“And today, let me be very clear that that includes the care home staff who do us the honour of coming to Scotland from overseas to work here, including the six-to-eight per cent of our care home workers who come from other countries within the European Union.

“In my view, it is essential that care home workers are included in any scheme for post-Brexit work visas.

“The Scottish Government will continue to make strong representations on that point to the UK Government.”

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