A total of 1011 people were in hospital on Thursday with recently confirmed Covid-19.
Transport secretary says Scottish Government 'reluctantly concluded' that alignment with the UK is 'the best option'.
Edinburgh Airport shares report with Scottish Government ministers amid divergence in Covid testing rules for international travel.
The scheme is due to go live on October 1 for large events and nightclubs.
Scientists have found antibodies produced by llamas can effectively target the Sars-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid.
The full report will be shown on Scotland Tonight at 7.30pm on Thursday.
The funding is aimed at improving response times, alleviate pressures and improve staff wellbeing.
Nicola Sturgeon has indicated a decision on whether to ease requirements for travellers to Scotland will be made soon.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon provided an update on the Covid passport scheme at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday.
However, it was noted that the NHS Grampian lab has failed to submit files since Saturday.
More than 40 businesses have signed an open letter to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
A Perth and Kinross Council report showed one in three residents were in or on the edge of poverty.
Research was carried out by Public Health Scotland and Edinburgh University.
Youngsters can now visit drop-in clinics to receive their jab following recommendation by chief medical officers.
Former prime minister has been appointed ambassador for global health financing at the UN agency.
Scottish Government daily figures show almost 100 people are receiving intensive care in hospital.
Scottish Government also cuts number of countries from which returning travellers are required to quarantine in a hotel.
NHS Tayside staff are now preparing to move on to the next stage of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.
Official statistics published on Friday showed that there were 1037 people in hospital with the virus.
Cases are unchanged in Scotland, but have dropped in England and Northern Ireland.