Seven more people with coronavirus have died in Scotland, the highest daily total since June 17.
It takes the death toll among patients who died within 28 days of their coronavirus test to 2519.
Separate weekly figures from National Records of Scotland show that up to Sunday, September 27, a total of 4257 deaths have been registered where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
That includes ten deaths last week – five in hospital, four in care homes and one in another setting.
These weekly figures include those who died more than 28 days after testing positive for the virus, as well as those who were suspected to have it but were not tested.
Speaking at the daily Covid briefing, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “We, of course, should never think of these deaths as statistics, every single one of them represents the loss of a unique and irreplaceable individual.
“I want to send my deepest condolences to everyone who has lost a loved one, and that particularly includes those who have lost loved ones in the last few days.”
The country has confirmed 640 new Covid cases overnight, the FM added, which amounts to 10.3% of newly-tested Scots, down from 11.5% and 806 cases on Tuesday.
Of those cases, 232 – more than a third – are in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board area, where a campus cluster at the University of Glasgow is ongoing.
There are 160 new infections in Lothian and 73 in Lanarkshire.
A total of 137 people around Scotland are in hospital being treated for coronavirus, which is a rise of 14 in 24 hours.
Of these patients, 14 were in intensive care, down two from the revised figure of 16 the previous day.
Sturgeon said there were 94 new hospital admissions for the virus last week – up 60% from the figure of 58 the previous week.
This means “we could not afford complacency”, she told the briefing.
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