A FURTHER 15 people have died with coronavirus in Scotland, the latest Government figures show.

The number of people to die after testing positive for Covid-19 is now 2609, the Scottish Government said.

Meanwhile over the last 24 hours 1167 new cases were recorded, representing 17.6% of people newly tested.

There were 675 people in hospital yesterday with coronavirus, an increase of 46 on the previous day. Meanwhile there were 62 people in intensive care with the illness, up by four.

Of the new cases, 435 were in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 346 were in Lanarkshire, 114 were in Lothian and 103 were in Ayrshire and Arran.

There were 40 cases in the Forth Valley, 38 in Grampian, 33 in Tayside, 27 in Fife, 11 in NHS Highland, 10 in Dumfries and Galloway, seven in the Borders and three in the Western Isles.

There were no cases recorded in Shetland or Orkney.