A further 11 people have died in Scotland after being diagnosed with coronavirus, the Scottish Government has confirmed.
Total confirmed cases of the virus has risen to 55,449 – a jump of 1433 in the past 24 hours, which is the second highest daily figure recorded in Scotland since the start of the pandemic.
The official death toll in Scotland now stands at 2699, however weekly figures on suspected Covid-19 deaths recorded by National Records of Scotland suggest the most up-to-date total is more than 4300.
Of the new cases, 524 are in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde region, 321 are in Lanarkshire, 174 are in Ayrshire and Arran, and 166 are in Lothian.
The remaining cases are spread across nine other health board areas.
According to management information reported by NHS boards across Scotland, 985 people are in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19 – an increase of ten overnight. Out of those, 84 patients are in intensive care.