Another three people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, the latest figures reveal.  

In the past 24 hours, 350 Covid-19 cases were registered, accounting for 5.3% of those tested. 

The largest increase in cases was seen in Greater Glasgow with 116 people testing positive. 

Under the Tayside health board, another 100 people tested positive, and in NHS Lanarkshire there were 56 new cases.

As of yesterday, 64 people were in hospital with confirmed coronavirus, up by three. 

Of those nine were in intensive care which is an increase of four since yesterday. 

The First Minister said the Scottish Government is considering what further action is needed based on the rising figures.

Nicola Sturgeon took to Twitter after the figures were announced and wrote: "We know from experience earlier in the year that speed and decisiveness of action is important in the fight against COVID, so @scotgov  will seek to reach considered decisions as quickly as possible, and I will update as usual through my daily briefings.

"In meantime, I ask everyone across Scotland to be extra careful. Minimise interactions with other households and keep to a maximum of 6 people from 2 households (if in Glasgow, E/W Dunbartonshire, E/Renfrewshire and N/S Lanarkshire please don’t visit other households at all)"

Sturgeon also announced that she requested a four nations COBR meeting take place in the next 48 hours. 

"While each of the 4 UK nations will reach our own decisions - rightly and properly - it makes sense to seek as much co-ordination and alignment as possible," she wrote.