The NHS Grampian health board area has recorded 144 new cases of coronavirus – the highest daily increase in the area since the pandemic began.
However, this figure does not necessarily represent the reality in the area, as it may have been affected by a UK Government laboratory backlog.
The same issue has pushed up the statistics for Scotland as a whole.
Across the country, 1,504 new cases were reported, compared to 934 that were reported yesterday.
There are currently 53 people in NHS Grampian hospitals with Covid-19, eight of whom are in intensive care.
There were no new reported deaths in Scotland in the past 24 hours – though this comes with the usual caveat to say register offices are generally closed at weekends.
Across Scotland, 1,078 people were in hospital with recently confirmed Covid-19, and 59 of them were in intensive care.