A FURTHER 52 coronavirus cases have been identified in Scotland over the last 24 hours, according to the latest Scottish Government figures.

Speaking at the daily briefing, the First Minister said that the provisional information shows that 27 of these new cases are thought to be in the NHS Grampian area, while 13 are in the NHS Greater Glasgow area.

Nicola Sturgeon said the new cases in the Glasgow area will be closely looked at.

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The First Minister added there were two more people in hospital with Covid-19, but no change on the number of patients in ICU which remains three.

There have been no further deaths of patients who have received a positive coronavirus test in the last 28 days.

Sturgeon also gave an update on the Aberdeen coronavirus cluster outbreak. She said since July 26, 253 cases have been identified in the area, and it is thought 165 of these are connected to the cluster linked to hospitality premises.

Test and Protect has traced 875 contacts, but Sturgeon stressed it is likely there will be cross-over between cases so this figure may not represent 875 people.