ANOTHER 67 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland, the First Minister has confirmed.

No deaths were recorded in today’s figures.

It is not yet clear how many of the new cases are connected to an outbreak in Aberdeen.

Based on “provisional information”, 39 of them are in the NHS Grampian area. A further 17 are in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

Speaking at the Scottish Government’s coronavirus briefing, Nicola Sturgeon said the latter cases were being monitored closely for signs of a pattern or cluster.

She added: "Just as a point of detail, today’s 67 cases represents actually a net increase of just 66, as one of yesterday’s cases has since been denotified."

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A total of 270 patients are currently in hospital with confirmed Covid-19, an increase of three since yesterday.

Of those, four people last night were in intensive care, up by one.

The total number of deaths among those who have tested positive remains 2491.

The FM said: "Obviously the total number of deaths – and remember the figures reported yesterday by NRS shows the total being higher than that – is still a reminder of the dreadful impact of this virus. I want to extend my deepest condolences to everyone who is grieving a loved one."

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