THE number of Covid hospitalisations in Scotland has again reached record levels, the latest figures have reveal.

Some 2383 people were in hospital on Monday with recently confirmed coronavirus, up 23 on the day before.

The new statistics also show that 8311 new cases of coronavirus were also recorded, with 39 new Covid-linked deaths.

Of those in hospital, 20 were in intensive care with recently confirmed Covid-19.

In total, 4,353,178 people have received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccination, 4,092,407 have received their second dose, and have 3,450,121 received a third dose or booster.