MORE than 200 people in Greater Glasgow alone have tested positive for coronavirus.

During the Scottish Government's update, it was revealed that 221 have the deadly virus - up 38 from yesterday's figure of 183.

There remains a huge increase in the number of cases in Greater Glasgow than in other surrounding health boards.

In Lanarkshire, the number of confirmed cases has risen from 75 to 87.

Glasgow Times:

Across Scotland as a whole, 10,676 people have been tested for coronavirus - resulting in 719 positive cases - an increase of 135.

Earlier, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that sadly, six more people have died overnight as a result of the virus.

That brings Scotland's death toll to 22. 

Meanwhile, 51 people are being treated in intensive care.

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She said: “It is clear that we are now seeing a rapid rise in coronavirus cases in Scotland.”

Asked about the Prince of Wales testing positive for coronavirus, Scotland’s chief medical officer Catherine Calderwood said: “I’ve discussed with the team in NHS Grampian and from the information I’ve been given its clear he was tested for clinical reasons and I’m pleased also that he is well and as with many people who have had this virus he has had a mild illness.”

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she sends her best wishes to the Prince of Wales.

Asked about the Government’s instruction that people should not seek to escape the Covid-19 pandemic by travelling to the Highlands, she said: “We want people to behave responsibly, we don’t want people to see the Highlands and Islands of our country as places where they can outrun the virus.

“Obviously there are places where people have homes in Scotland and people will choose to go to their homes but we should all be responsible.”