SCOTLAND has recorded 48 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, as the number of positive tests nears 19,000.

It comes after 60 new cases were confirmed on Saturday, however there was no change in the number of people in intensive care (three) or in hospital (261).

As of Sunday there were 28,340 people tested for Covid-19 in the last week with 322 of those positive.

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Overall a total of 394,455 people in Scotland have been tested with 18,998 positive, including 2491 who have died.

There were 28 positive cases in the NHS Grampian region, while one case from Saturday has been reassigned to NHS Shetland.

The person was from Shetland but had been tested while visiting the Grampian health board area.