Deaths will inevitably rise unless the recent increase in coronavirus cases is halted, Nicola Sturgeon said.

The First Minister warned that while deaths were now low and on many days there were none reported, the rate of rising cases we have seen will lead to more people in hospital and more people dying once again.

The latest figures showed more than 100 positive cases in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

There were 105 across the six council areas that make up Greater Glasgow and Clyde, out of the total of 267 across Scotland.

It was the second day where 267 new cases were reported, which the First Minister said was a co-incidence.

Using the new reporting method there were 51 people in hospital with Covid-19 an increase of three on the day before.

There was one new death reported.

Ms Sturgeon, said: “While the number of deaths is much, much lower thankfully than was the case in the spring and early summer this year, nevertheless the need for me to report deaths is a more regular feature of these briefings now than it has been for quite some time.

"Unless we act to stem community transmission now it is highly likely that cases of serious illness and deaths will rise in the weeks to come.

"If community transmission continues to rise as night follows day we will see more cases of people in hospital and unfortunately more cases of people dying."