Scotland has recorded 64 more deaths from coronavirus 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 5166.
However, the figure including deaths were Covid-19 is suspected of being a factor is more than 7000.
A further 1707 positive cases were also reported by the Scottish Government in the past 24 hours.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the daily test positivity rate was 8.3%, down from 10.2% on Wednesday, when 1949 positive cases were recorded.
A total of 157,079 people have tested positive in Scotland since the start of the pandemic.
There are 1829 people in hospital confirmed to have Covid-19, up by 35 in 24 hours. Of these patients, 142 are in intensive care, a rise of eight in the same period.
Sturgeon also announced 208,207 people in Scotland had received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination, as of Wednesday.
The Public Health Scotland statistics indicate an increase of 16,242 on the 191,965 vaccinated 24 hours previously.
On Wednesday, it was announced 2990 had received a second dose, but no figure was given for this during Thursday’s daily coronavirus briefing.