The health secretary shared screenshots of a series of emails containing racial-epithets
STV News spent the day at a care home in Stirling to understand the challenges facing staff during pandemic.
The health secretary raised issues over communication between the devolved and UK governments over coronavirus.
Health secretary Jeane Freeman said the 'unvalidated data' is linked to the 125 Covid incidents logged in hospitals.
The Scottish Conservatives accused Jeane Freeman of multiple failures and urged the FM to 'take the blinkers off'.
More than 900 patients have caught the virus in non-coronavirus wards, with at least 218 of them dying.
The additional hours will be funded by an £8.2m investment from the Scottish Government.
From Monday, local hubs will distribute personal protective equipment supplies to the whole of the social care sector.