SCOTLAND has recorded the most daily Covid cases since February with more than 1100 in latest figures.

Over the past 24 hours there were 1104 new coronavirus cases reported with a positivity rate of 4.1%.

Today's reported cases are also higher than a previous high on Wednesday when 1011 cases were recorded.

During the peak of the second wave after the Christmas period, around 2500 cases were being recorded a day.

It has been noted in the latest data that yesterday's figure of 735 new cases was lower than expected by approximately 150-200 cases due to "a change in the laboratory processing of specimens in the Glasgow Lighthouse lab" on Thursday.

There were no new deaths recorded in the latest figures meaning the total number of deaths in Scotland under this measure - of people who died within 28 days of first testing positive - remains at 7679.

Some 132 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed Covid-19, a rise of eight on the previous day.

Of these people, 13 were in intensive care, a fall of one.

In terms of the vaccine roll-out, 3,459,063 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 2,375,246 have received their second dose.