THE Scottish Government has recorded 22 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Scotland - taking the total to 18,580 since the beginning of the crisis.

Provisional information indicates that 14 of those are in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area. A possible cluster of cases is being investigated there.

The figures also show there have been no deaths of people who have received a positive coronavirus test in Scotland for the 13th day in a row. Under that measurement the death toll remains at 2491.

According to the NRS – which records fatalities where people die with confirmed and suspected coronavirus, rather than when someone has received a positive test – there were eight coronavirus deaths registered between July 20 and July 26. This was an increase of two on the previous week.

It was the second lowest weekly total for coronavirus deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

According to the NRS, the number of people to die with confirmed or suspected coronavirus deaths in Scotland since the beginning of the pandemic is 4201.