A further 110 people have tested positive for coronavirus across Tayside and Fife, new figures show.
Today’s update from the Scottish Government reveals there have been 45 positive cases confirmed in the past 24 hours across Tayside, taking the region’s total to 3,715.
Hospital admissions in the area have also risen, from under five at the beginning of the month to 35 currently.
In Fife, 65 people have tested positive for the virus since Saturday’s update. There have been 2,176 confirmed cases in the region since the outbreak began.
There are 26 people in hospital after recently being confirmed with having coronavirus – up from under five at the beginning of October.
Across Scotland, there have been 1,303 new coronavirus cases reported since Saturday. This is 19.0% of newly tested individuals.
A total of 1,016 people are in hospital after recently testing positive for the virus and 86 are in intensive care.
One Covid-19-linked death has been recorded in the past 24 hours. Scotland’s death toll is now 2,700.
Since the start of the outbreak, a total of 947,544 people in Scotland have been tested at least once. Of these people, 56,752 have tested positive and 890,792 were confirmed negative.
On Saturday, the Scottish Government confirmed there had been 11 further deaths linked to coronavirus registered and 1,433 new positive cases.
The government also published guidance for Halloween and advised families to avoid door-to-door guising.
In a tweet on Saturday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “Reminders abound just now that we are living through a global pandemic of a nasty virus. Scotland is not unique, & decisions @scotgov is taking, while not palatable, are not being taken lightly. They’re about trying to protect health & life in the most proportionate way possible.”
Reminders abound just now that we are living through a global pandemic of a nasty virus. Scotland is not unique, & decisions @scotgov is taking, while not palatable, are not being taken lightly. They’re about trying to protect health & life in the most proportionate way possible. https://t.co/D6c6Dp5s12
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) October 25, 2020