THE First Minister has confirmed a further 32 people have died with coronavirus in Scotland over the last 24 hours.

Speaking from the Scottish Government’s daily Covid briefing before 11 local authorities entered level 4 restrictions, Nicola Sturgeon said that meant the total number of deaths under this measurement is now 3459.

It comes after the National Records of Scotland, which reports all deaths where Covid is mentioned on the death certificate, said there have now been more than 5000 deaths in Scotland.

Sturgeon added that there were 1018 new coronavirus cases recorded over the last 24 hours, accounting for 4.8% of all tests carried out.

Of those there were 391 in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 162 in Lanarkshire and 123 in Lothian.

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

There were 1234 people in hospital, an increase of 22 on the previous day, and an increase of three people in intensive care taking the total to 88.