No deaths have been reported from coronavirus in Scotland for three days running.
Another seven cases of the virus have been confirmed in Scotland in the latest figures, taking the total to 18,340.
In Greater Glasgow, the total number of registered cases is at 4872. A total of 180 people are in hospital in the area being treated for confirmed Covid-19.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon labelled the figures as “good” progress but that care is still needed.
She wrote: “Positive cases in past 24 hrs back in single figures (7) after yesterday’s increase.
“Also, another day with no registered deaths amongst people who had tested positive. Progress still good – but with significant easing of lockdown next week, we all must take care.”
Positive cases in past 24 hrs back in single figures (7) after yesterday’s increase 👍. Also, another day with no registered deaths amongst people who had tested positive. Progress still good – but with significant easing of lockdown next week, we all must take care #StaySafe https://t.co/qIHh2HddQf
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) July 11, 2020
It comes as we enter the first weekend of phase three in the government’s route map out of lockdown, which was set out by the First Minister on Thursday.
As of Friday, a maximum of 15 people from up to five households can meet outdoors, with up to eight people from three households being able to meet indoors.
Indoor meetings for non-shielding people can include overnight stays, so long as physical distancing is continued.
On Wednesday, hotel accommodation, hairdressers and places of worship can reopen.
Of the people who have tested positive, 4121 inpatients have been discharged from hospital since March 5.
Last night, 323 people were in hospital, three of whom were in intensive care and a further three in intensive care with suspected Covid-19.