MORE than 2000 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Scotland.

One further death, among someone who tested positive in the previous 28 days, was also registered in the past 24 hours. It brings the total under that measure to 8535, though registration offices tend to be closed at weekends.

Public Health Scotland data shows 2069 cases were reported, with a positivity rate of 9.5%.

Some 1023 people were in hospital with recently confirmed Covid-19, an increase of 19.

Of those, 76 were in intensive care, up by two.

A total of 4,181,617 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination and 3,829,881 have received their second.

Health Secretary Humza Yousaf said cases are still on a "downward trajectory" but warned they remain "too high".