FIVE more people in Scotland have tested positive for the coronavirus, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

It said some 1680 tests have been carried out, with 1664 coming back negative and 16, in total, being positive.

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As of 2pm, there is now one case in Tayside, one case in Ayrshire and Arran, two cases in the Forth Valley, two cases in Greater Glasgow, four cases in Grampian, and two cases each in Fife, Lothian and Lanarkshire.

The increase matches the jump seen on Friday, the biggest in a single day since the first reported case on Sunday.

In total, 1664 of the 1680 tests in Scotland have come back negative.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she expects the number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 – the illness caused by this type of coronavirus – to increase "very rapidly" in the coming days but hoped to push back the spread of the virus to limit the peak of the outbreak until the spring and summer months.

The news comes as the rest of the UK is dealing with 180 cases of the illness, 147 in England, four in Northern Ireland and two in Wales.

England's chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty has said the UK is moving from the "contain" phase to the "delay" phase in dealing with the outbreak.

One of the confirmed cases is known to be a member of the Scottish female rugby team.

Scottish Rugby made the announcement on Friday, saying the planned women's Six Nations match scheduled to take place at the Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow against France had also been cancelled.

Seven players and team staff were forced to self-isolate following medical advice.

The stadium and adjoining leisure centre were also closed by Glasgow Life – the agency tasked with running the city's leisure facilities – following the announcement.

It is understood the player, who has not been named, had used the facilities and the decision was taken to close it down as a precaution.

More to follow.