SCOTLAND has recorded its highest daily coronavirus death toll since May 6.

Nicola Sturgeon, speaking at the Government’s briefing, said another 64 people have died after testing positive for Covid-19.

It brings the total among those who tested positive in the 28 days prior to their death to 3143.

The First Minister also announced a further 1261 cases – representing 6.5% of all tests carried out in the past 24 hours.

Some 1235 people are currently in hospital with confirmed Covid-19 – four fewer than yesterday. Of those, 93 are in intensive care, a decrease of nine.

Of the new cases, 488 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 272 in Lanarkshire, 145 in Lothian, and 80 in Ayrshire and Arran.

The remaining 276 cases were spread across eight other health board areas.

The daily figures were announced shortly after the latest National Records of Scotland (NRS) were published.

They show a total of 4856 people have died in Scotland with confirmed or suspected coronavirus.

The figures show 206 deaths relating to Covid-19 were registered between November 2 and 8, up 38 from the previous week.

Of these, 143 were in hospital, 53 in care homes and nine at home or in a non-institutional setting.

The statistics are published weekly and account for all deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

They differ from the lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths announced daily by the Scottish Government because the NRS figures include suspected or probable cases of Covid-19.