Another 245 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours, latest figures reveal. 

The new cases represent 5.4% of those tested.

No further deaths were registered since yesterday but this figure may be affected by Register Officers being closed during the weekend. 

In Greater Glasgow, another 60 cases have been confirmed as the overall tally for the health board has now passed 7000. 

Under the Tayside health board, another 10 people tested positive, while NHS Lothian saw 53 new cases and in NHS Lanarkshire there were 49.

As of yesterday, 63 people were in hospital with confirmed coronavirus, down by one.

Of those nine were in intensive care, the same as yesterday.

It comes as new lockdown restrictions are expected to be announced soon. 

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman confirmed the Scottish Government will make an announcement about tightening restrictions at the start of the week. 

But the bulk of the spread of the virus in Scotland is from "household to household," she reveled on BBC Breakfast.

"So we need to look and see what more we can do to help people break that chain of transmission. 

"The key here is to introduce measures that we can justify in terms of the evidence and maintain the high level of compliance which we have here in Scotland."