NO more people have died in Scotland after testing positive for Covid-19 for the fourth day in a row.

It means the total under that measurement remains at 2482.

The First Minister also confirmed that just five more cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday.

A total of 740 patients are currently in hospital with the virus – either confirmed or suspected. That is 38 fewer than yesterday overall, Nicola Sturgeon said, adding that there has been no change since yesterday in the number of confirmed cases in hospital.

Ten people last night were in intensive care with confirmed or suspected Covid-19, three fewer than yesterday.

The FM, speaking at the daily briefing, commented: “This is the fourth day in a row when no deaths of patients confirmed through a test have been recorded in Scotland.

"Two of those days have of course been weekends, and we know that registration can be artifically low at weekends – we may see more deaths registered later this week.

"But there's no doubt that these recent figures demonstrate beyond any doubt how much progress Scotland has made in tackling Covid. That is down to the efforts and sacrifices of everyone across the country."

Coronavirus LIVE: No new COVID-19 deaths in Scotland for FOURTH day in a row