Glasgow has recorded almost 700 new coronavirus cases overnight.

It comes as 93 further deaths were recorded due to the virus in 24 hours. 

Scotland-wide, a total of 2301 new cases have been identified within the past 24 hours, according to official figures.

Speaking at the daily coronavirus briefing, Nicola Sturgeon warned of the "severity" NHS hospitals are facing as daily death numbers and hospital admissions surpassed a higher level than they were at the height of the coronavirus pandemic last April.

Glasgow Times:

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She said: "That really does underline the severity of the pressure that our hospitals are currently facing.

"Every single one of us must play our part in slowing down the spread of this virus, reducing the number of people who get infected while the vaccination programme starts to have an impact.

"And the best way of doing that is to stick to the new lockdown rules. Please stay at home. Only leave your home for essential purposes - caring responsibilities, essential shopping and exercise."

Glasgow Times:

Currently, there are 1530 people in hospital confirmed to have Covid-19, up 93 from 1,467 in 24 hours.

Of these patients, 102 are in intensive care – up by two from the previous day.

Police Scotland Chief Constable, Iain Livingstone, said that coronavirus rules would be legally 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.”