Hospital admissions have reached a higher level than they were at the height of the coronavirus pandemic last April.

Nicola Sturgeon said the numbers showed how important it was that everyone stuck to the new lockdown rules.

She also revealed the number of deaths registered in the last 24 hours was 93, which was higher than the previous record of 84.

She said the latest daily statistics showed there were 1530 people in hospital who had tested positive for conronavirus, an increase of 63 on the day before.

Ms Sturgeon said it was now higher than at its peak last April when it hit 1520 in a single day.

The latest figures showed there were 102 people in intensive care, an increase of 2 on the previous day.

There were 2309 new positive tested cases recorded across Scotland in the last 24 hours.

Greater Glasgow and Clyde area accounted for 692 of the new cases, 390 were in Lanarkshire and 220 were in Lothian.

There were 93 deaths registered of a person who had tested positive in the last 28 days.

The number of deaths are not deaths which occured in the one day but which were registered on that day.

The First Minister said there was some evidence that people were still moving around more than during the first lockdown.

She said the government was “considering if any more restrictions are needed for this lockdown to be as effective as we need it to be.”

Police Scotland Chief Constable, Iain Livingstone, said that the rules would be enforced.

He said since last March police has made 100,000 interactions with people over coronavirus, issued 7000 fixed penalty notices and made 550 arrests.

He added:"Make no mistake, if we need to take enforcement action we will.”