Announcements of new lockdown restrictions are awaited as early as tomorrow as high numbers of coronavirus cases continues to be recorded.

Yesterday the total was 245 across Scotland as numbers remain above 200 for several days in a row similar to levels experience in May.

Across the UK another 3899 cases were reported.

There were no deaths reported on Sunday in Scotland in the last 24 but 18 were reported for the rest of the UK.

In Greater Glasgow, and Clyde, which has six of the seven areas under stricter household visiting restrictions, another 60 cases were confirmed taking the overall total for the health board area to more than 7000.

In Lanarkshire, which also has additional restrictions, there were 49 new cases, in Lothian there were 53. Tayside reported 10

There were 63 people in hospital with confirmed coronavirus, down by one from the previous day.

Nine people were in intensive care the same number as the day before.

Nicola Sturgeon will give her update today but both the Scottish and UK governments have said that new restrictions are highly likely with announcements awaited from both within days, as early as tomorrow.

The Scottish Health Secretary, Jeane Freeman, said the Government was working with advisors to determine what would be the most effective measures.

Matt Hancock, the UK Health Secretary, said there was concern over rising cases and hospital admissions.

A UK Government announcement is expected with Professor Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, and Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government’s chief scientific adviser, are expected to set out the latest scientific evidence in a televised briefing today ahead of a possible press conference by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson on Tuesday.

A co-ordinated four nations approach to new measures is likely as Nicola Sturgeon last week asked for the UK Cobra emergencies committee to be convened which as of yesterday had not yet happened.

Ms Freeman, said yesterday: “We certainly will have an announcement very shortly. Not necessarily today, but definitely by the early part of next week.”

She said: “We’re not seeing community transmission at this point but are seeing large clusters and outbreaks of cases in some parts of Scotland.

“So we’re working this weekend with scientific and clinical advisers to understand what might be the additional measures that we can put in place.”

The Health Secretary said that any new measures would need to be effective in tackling what the evidence shows is happening.

Ms Freeman also said the main cause of transmission was from one household to another.

She added: “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.”

The UK Government urged people to follow the rules.

Mr Hancock said: “I’m very worried about the second wave and we’ve seen in other countries around Europe how it can absolutely shoot through the roof.

“We can get through this together but I can’t under-emphasise the importance of the message today, right now, which is we must follow the rules.”