Nicola Sturgeon says she is 'very hopeful' Scotland can move to phase two of its lockdown exit strategy.
More than 11,000 care home workers have been tested of Scotland's 50,000-strong workforce.
The First Minister said contact tracing has been completed on 481 positive coronavirus cases.
Nicola Sturgeon announced a new expert group to study the effects of coronavirus on minority ethnic communities.
The FM said the latest R number - the reproduction rate of coronavirus - would be published on Thursday.
The shift could see indoor meetings allowed between two households and the reopening of beer gardens.
The Scottish Conservatives accused Jeane Freeman of multiple failures and urged the FM to 'take the blinkers off'.
A breakdown of Covid-19 cases obtained by STV shows around 1300 people in their 20s were diagnosed with the virus.
Nicola Sturgeon also said attending mass demonstrations this weekend over George Floyd's death is 'not safe'.
The FM was asked in a radio interview about the US president's handling of George Floyd's death.
The First Minister said she will consider if the recommendation should be made mandatory.
The First Minister said the country is now facing an 'economic emergency' due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
MSPs will vote this week on plans to continue remote working to scrutinise Scotland's Covid-19 response.
Nicola Sturgeon also confirmed 510 elderly people were discharged from hospitals to care homes in April.
The initiative aims to bring registered teachers back into the profession.
The First Minister urged the public not to go too far as some 'cautious changes' are made to ease restrictions.
Nicola Sturgeon said she is satisfied the first phase of the four-stage route map out of lockdown can start.
The FM was challenged over care homes as new figures showed more than 1700 deaths of residents from Covid-19.
Scotland's test, trace and isolate regime will go live on Thursday, Nicola Sturgeon said.
The First Minister said the 'integrity' of public health advice is more important than losing an adviser.