A further 51 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours. 

There were no further deaths registers and the total of who patients have died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus remains at 2491. 

25 of these new cases are in the Grampian Health board area, eight are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde and eight are in Lanarkshire. 

There are 244 people in hospital with confirmed or suspected Covid-19, a decrease of nine in 24 hours.

Of these patients, three were in intensive care, the same as yesterday.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that while the figures were low, the public still needs to be "ultra-careful". 

Meanwhile, new concerns have emerged about about the pace of improvement on coronavirus infection in Scotland's care homes. 

Leading care expert Nick Kempe claims that since their previous inspection, as many care homes have deteriorated as have improved and that generally standards of infection control remain "worryingly low".

The report published by respected think tank Common Weal is critical of the Care Inspectorate for the "slow and seemingly random" way in which care homes are being reassessed in the light of the Covid death toll and shows a "mixed but often dispiriting picture" from the data available.