There have been no new deaths in Scotland overnight from Covid-19 for a sixteenth day in a row, as 18 new positive cases are announced today.

The total number of positive cases is now 18,645, according to the latest Scottish Government released figures.

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The number of patients getting treatment for confirmed or suspected cases of the virus in hospital is 260 - with three currently in intensive care.

The figures come as Scots are being told to avoid visiting a large area of northern England after a spike in coronavirus cases.