Scotland has recorded 48 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours with 28 detected in the north-east.
The latest statistics from the Scottish Government shows 18,998 people in Scotland have tested positive for the disease, a rise by 48 overnight.
A regional breakdown of the figures shows there have been 28 of these cases were recorded in the Grampian area. The region’s total number of positive cases now sits at 1,664.
394,455 people in Scotland have been tested for #coronavirus
The total confirmed as positive has risen by 48 to 18,998
The number of deaths of patients who tested positive remains at 2,491
— Scottish Government (@scotgov) August 9, 2020
A total of 394,455 people in Scotland have been tested through NHS Scotland labs and UK Government Labs to date with results showing 375,457 being confirmed negative while 18,998 were positive.
As of midnight a total of 261 were being treated in hospital, with three in intensive care with confirmed Covid-19.
Since March 5, 4,182 patients have been discharged from hospital.
Scotland’s death toll remains at 2,491.