THERE is "no sign" of any significant spike in coronavirus cases in Glasgow associated with COP26.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that due to "rigorous measures", there was only little spread of Covid-19 at the climate summit. 

Of those to be affiliated with the event, around four in every 1000 tested positive for the virus through lateral flow testing. 

Ms Sturgeon said: "While we can’t yet draw final conclusions, I can confirm that there is no sign so far of any significant spike in cases associated with COP26.

“Rigorous measures were put in place to minimise the risks of Covid transmission.

“For example anyone entering the main summit site – the Blue Zone – had to provide evidence of a negative lateral flow test result.

“Information published earlier today by Public Health Scotland suggests that of the people officially affiliated with Cop26, approximately four in every 1,000 tested positive for Covid through routine lateral flow testing.”

A total of 291 people tested positive for Covid-19 following a Cop26-related event - 0.5% of the total number recorded nationally in the past month.

All of this suggests that the mitigations put in place were effective,” the First Minister said.

“I want to put on record my thanks to delegates for their compliance and indeed to everyone who worked so hard in the run-up to and during Cop26 to secure the safest possible environment.”

It comes as Scotland recorded 17 coronavirus deaths and 2771 new cases in the last 24 hours.

It means the death toll under this daily measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – is 9406.

There were 779 people in hospital on Monday with recently confirmed Covid-19 - up eight on the day before. Of this figure, 57 were being treated in intensive care.