NICOLA Sturgeon is set to make a coronavirus announcement in the Scottish Parliament.

The First Minister will deliver an update to MSPs amid concerns about soaring cases across Scotland.

This is everything you need to know.

What’s the current situation?

Daily Covid-19 infections in Scotland have hit record highs over the past week.

Yesterday (Tuesday), the number of cases in Scotland rose by more than 2000 in 24 hours, while a further seven deaths were registered among coronavirus patients.

A total of 6029 cases were recorded, up from 3893 on Monday.

The figures remain below the record high of 7113 on Sunday, but numbers of patients in hospital have continued to rise.

The spike in cases has coincided with Covid scares for senior government ministers.

Finance Secretary Kate Forbes announced she is self-isolating for 10 days after a family member tested positive.

And on Monday, Sturgeon said she would no longer self-isolate having tested negative, after being told on Sunday she was a close contact of an infected person.

Under the current rules in Scotland, close contacts and children are able to end isolation if they are symptomless, have returned a negative PCR test and if they have been double-vaccinated for at least a fortnight.

But anyone who does not meet those criteria must isolate for 10 days from the point an infected person developed symptoms, regardless if they have symptoms themselves or test negative.

When is the update?

The First Minister will deliver her coronavirus update today (Wednesday) at around 2.50pm.

It follows a question and answer session on Scotland’s Covid recovery.

MSPs will be able to ask Sturgeon questions after her speech.

Where can I watch it?

The Holyrood session will be broadcast by Scottish Parliament TV and BBC One Scotland.

You can also follow all the latest developments with The National.