SCOTLAND has gone 12 days without any new Covid-19 deaths, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

The First Minister gave the latest figures at the Scottish Government's coronavirus briefing in Edinburgh.

A total of 2491 patients have died in Scotland after testing positive for Covid-19.

Sturgeon said 18,558 people have tested positive for the virus, up by four from 18,554 the day before.

There were 264 people in hospital with confirmed Covid-19, down six in 24 hours.

Of these, two were in intensive care, which was no change on the previous day.

Speaking during the briefing Sturgeon warned that with Covid-19 cases rising across Europe people should be aware that if booking overseas holidays, the rules can change very quickly.

She said the “safest” way to avoid that would be to holiday in Scotland.

It came after the Scottish and UK governments changed the rules so people coming into Scotland from Spain must self-isolate for two weeks.

Cases in Spain have surged in recent weeks, and all four UK nations have changed the rules on travelling to and from the country.