The number of coronavirus patients in Scotland’s hospitals has reached a new record as cases continue to rise across the country.
Figures released by the Scottish Government on Wednesday showed there are 2360 patients in hospital with recently confirmed Covid-19.
The latest peak in hospital numbers comes after a slight fall in the total.
The number of hospital patients increased to stand at 2326 on Thursday, before dropping to 2309 on Friday. There was then a slight increase on Saturday, to 2316, before the total rose again by 44.
However, the number of Covid patients requiring intensive care has fallen since Thursday, going from 28 to 21 on Sunday.
It comes as the Scottish Government reported a further 7479 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in the past 24 hours.
No further deaths were reported in the latest daily figures, although Register Offices are generally closed at weekends.
The Scottish Government figures also showed that 4,352,430 people have received their first dose of coronavirus vaccine, while 4,092,082 have had two doses and 3,449,125 have received a third dose or booster jag.