SCOTLAND has recorded 43 new cases of Covid-19 over the last 24 hours, the First Minister has said.

Speaking at the Scottish Government daily briefing Nicola Sturgeon said at least 27 of those cases were in the NHS Grampian area.

There have been no further deaths of people who have received a positive coronavirus test over the last 24 hours, Sturgeon said.

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Sturgeon added that there are now 101 confirmed cases in the Aberdeen Covid-19 cluster outbreak, while 313 contacts have been traced.

Two Aberdeen players have tested positive for coronavirus, she said, and six others had been identified as being in close contact with them.

All eight are self isolating and tomorrow’s match has been called off.

The First Minister condemned the players for “blatantly” breaking the rules agreed between the Scottish Government and football authorities by visiting an Aberdeen bar.

She called their behaviour “completely unacceptable”.