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By Conor Marlborough & Gary Flockhart
Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 3:50 pm
Nicola Sturgeon
Nicola Sturgeon

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Coronavirus in Scotland RECAP: The latest updates on Tuesday, June 1

Last updated: Tuesday, 01 June, 2021, 15:13

  • Glasgow will move down to Level 2
  • Scotland records no covid deaths and 478 cases on Tuesday
  • Majority of Central belt will remain in Level 2 restrictions
  • Share Covid jabs with poorer nations, world leaders urged

Coming up: Nicola Sturgeon to confirm if further easing of Covid restrictions can take place

The total number of positive cases reported yesterday was 478.

Glasgow to move to Level 2 from midnight on Friday

Latest coronavirus statistics

The total number of positive cases reported yesterday was 478 - that represents 3.1% of the total number of tests, and takes the total number of confirmed cases in Scotland to 236,389.

106 people are currently in hospital – that is 4 fewer than yesterday.

10 people are in intensive care, which is 2 more than yesterday.

And 0 deaths were reported yesterday.

That means the total number of deaths registered, under the daily definition, remains at 7,669.

Vaccination statistics

As of 7.30 this morning, 3,267,290 people in Scotland have received their first dose of the vaccine.

That is 72% of the total adult population - and represents an increase of 16,152 since yesterday.

In addition, 30,978 people received their second dose yesterday, which brings the total number of second doses to 2,075,231.

That is 46% of the total adult population.

Glasgow will move down to Level 2 restrictions from Saturday, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

Updating MSPs in Holyrood the First Minister said Scotland’s biggest city, which had been held back due to recent case spikes, will see restrictions ease.

Ms Sturgeon said the situation in Glasgow appears to be stabilising, with case rates falling from 146 per 100,000 to 129 in recent days.

The First Minister said: “This means that people in Glasgow – as has been the case in most of the rest of Scotland since mid-May – will be able to meet in homes in groups of no more than six, from a maximum of three households.“

“It also means that indoor licensed hospitality can reopen, and that people can travel again between Glasgow and the other parts of Scotland.“

A number of venues will also be permitted to reopen, and outdoor adult contact sports can resume.“

“These changes are significant. As someone who lives in Glasgow, I know they will make a huge difference to quality of life.”

Scotland’s First Minister has thanked people in Glasgow for following coronavirus restrictions, but stressed the need for caution as measures are eased.

Nicola Sturgeon announced that Glasgow would move down to Level 2 from Saturday, meaning indoor hospitality would be able to reopen and meetings indoors would be permitted.

But she added: “I ask everyone to remember that though stable and starting to decline, cases in Glasgow do still remain high – so please continue to be cautious.

“In particular – and this actually applies to all of Scotland, particularly while we enjoy some better weather – although limited indoor meetings are now possible, it is still better to stay outdoors where possible.

“And in Level 2, groups of up to eight people from up to eight households can gather outdoors.”

Many areas to be held at level two

Areas entering level 1

The following areas will move to level 1 also from 00:01 on Saturday:

Highland, Argyll & Bute, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus, Perth & Kinross, Falkirk, Fife, Inverclyde, East and West Lothian, West Dunbartonshire, Dumfries & Galloway and the Borders.

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