More than 1000 new cases of Covid have been reported in Scotland during the last 24 hours. 

The latest Scottish Government figures reveal that a total of 1018 new infections have been confirmed.

There were 22,725 new tests within that period that reported results - 4.9% were positive. 

During the past 24 hours, nine new deaths have been reported of someone who tested positive for the virus during the past 28 days. 

This means the total toll according to the measure used by the Scottish Government now stands at 7930.

A total of 64 people are being treated in intensive care yesterday with a recently confirmed case of Covid, with 445 in hospital overall.

The vaccination programme has seen 4,009,611 people receive their first dose of the Covid vaccination and 3,180,160 receive their second dose.