A total of 486 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland in the last 24 hours, the highest number of cases recorded in a single day, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

Speaking at the Scottish government’s daily news briefing, the first minister said two more people have died after they were confirmed to have COVID-19. A total of 2,508 fatalities have now been recorded.

Mrs Sturgeon said: “That’s obviously a real cause for concern but it also underlines why we took very decisive and very tough action yesterday to try to get the virus under control.”

Some 25,495 people have now tested positive for the virus in Scotland – up from 25,009 on Tuesday.

Of the new cases, 224 are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 107 in Lanarkshire and 57 in Lothian.

Scotland has 83 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, up by 10 in 24 hours. Of those, 10 were in intensive care.

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