ANOTHER 58 people have died in Scotland after contracting Covid-19, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

A further 822 cases were also confirmed in the past 24 hours, with a positivity rate of 7.2% The deaths, recorded among people who had tested positive in the previous 28 days, bring the total under that measurement to 6501.

Some 1618 people are in hospital with recently confirmed Covid-19, 54 fewer than 24 hours previously.

Of those, 112 are in intensive care, an increase of four.

A total of 277 of the new cases were in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 159 were in Lothian and 93 were in the Forth Valley health board area.

The remaining cases were spread across 10 other health boards.

The overall number of cases in Scotland is now 187,542.

Speaking at the Scottish Government’s briefing, the First Minister said: "Every single life lost over the course of this pandemic has been a source of grief and heartbreak – and again, I want to send my deepest condolences to every family who lost a loved one and is grieving as a result."