More than 600 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland during the past 24 hours.

New figures from the Scottish Government show that there have been 655 confirmed cases of the virus since Friday.

A total of 56 new deaths were registered during that time, while 1,076 people are being treated in hospital for the disease - 93 of them in intensive care.

Overall, the death toll now stands at 7,006.

In that time, 16,031 new tests for Covid-19 reported results – 4.8% of these were positive.

The 4.8% test positivity figure is important as it is below the 5% level considered by the World Health Organisation to indicate the epidemic is under control. 

As of this morning, 1,465,241 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 43,203 have received their second dose.