A further seven people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Scotland, taking the total there to 40, the Scottish Government has announced.

It is a rise from 33 deaths yesterday and follows yesterday's announcement from the chief medical officer who believes the number of people infected with coronavirus in the country may have reached 65,000.

A total of 13,133 Scottish tests have concluded. Of these:

  • 11,888  tests were confirmed negative
  • 1245 tests were positive
  • 40 patients who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died

In total, 1245 people in Scotland have tested positive for coronavirus, up 186 from 1059 on Friday.

Latest figures show that 13,133 tests have been carried out north of the border, with 11,888 recorded as negative.

Greater Glasgow and Clyde has the highest number of positive cases with 376, followed by Lanarkshire with 165.

The number of people who have died in the UK has now passed 1000 as it was revealed another Cabinet minister has been forced to self-isolate.

The latest figures come after Scottish Secretary Alister Jack revealed he had developed mild symptoms of coronavirus and was self-isolating.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is already having to lead the response to the pandemic from Downing Street after he was diagnosed with the disease.

He has been accused of failing to follow his own social distancing rules after Health Secretary Matt Hancock tested positive and England's chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty began self-isolating with symptoms.

In Glasgow, army personnel were seen on Saturday assessing the Scottish Events Campus (SEC), which has been earmarked as a potential site for a temporary hospital to provide extra capacity if needed during the pandemic.

The Army confirmed on Thursday that the site is a possible location for an NHS field hospital.

More to come