The coronavirus death toll in Scotland has risen to 447, the First Minister has confirmed.
Nicola Sturgeon said 81 more deaths had been recorded since yesterday.
Before a ‘virtual’ session of First Minister’s Questions, she said 4957 cases of Covid-19 had been confirmed in Scotland.
Sturgeon stressed as usual that the figure was an “underestimate”.
A total of 1781 coronavirus confirmed or suspected patients were in hospital as of 9am on Thursday, with 212 in intensive care.
The First Minister said lives have been “transformed in ways that would have been unimaginable just a few weeks ago” in the 100 days since the first case was detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
She added: “This virtual session of FMQs might, in the scheme of things, seem like a relatively minor example of that, but it is a striking example of that.”
Addressing the Easter weekend, the First Minister urged Scots to continue to follow lockdown protocols.
She said: “I know how hard it is for people to do that, it will seem even harder over this Easter holiday weekend, especially for families with children and indeed for the children themselves and for older people who would normally be spending time with their grandchildren.
“Please stay in touch with family, friends and loved ones in whatever alternative way best works for you.
“Reach out to and look out for people even as you stay physically apart from them, but please do follow the rules and stay at home over Easter.”