Scotland has recorded 36 deaths from coronavirus and 1118 positive cases in the past 24 hours.
The death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is now 3280.
Another 92 people with recently confirmed Covid-19 were in intensive care on Friday and 1198 were in hospital.
There were 22,166 new tests for coronavirus that reported results and 5.8% of those were positive.
Of the newly confirmed cases, 400 were in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board area, 218 in NHS Lanarkshire and 120 in NHS Lothian.
Earlier, Deputy First Minister John Swinney warned “more dramatic action” may be needed to curb the spread of the virus in parts of Scotland.
The Scottish Government has contacted local authorities in the Greater Glasgow and Lanarkshire regions about a potential move from Level 3 to Level 4 – the highest tier of restrictions.
Speaking on Friday, Swinney said: “The hard issue we have got to look at about some of the Level 3 areas is on the question of whether we think Level 3 restrictions are making enough of an impact, and the numbers are so stubbornly high in some of these areas it is posing the question perhaps these Level 3 restrictions are not doing enough to suppress the virus.
“That is the issue that is being looked at over the weekend. We have to make sure we are taking all necessary measures.”
He added: “The Government would want to avoid that if we possibly can do, but it is certainly under active consideration given the prevalence of the virus and the fact that we are not seeing levels of the virus coming down as sharply and as firmly as we need.”
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