The Western Isles have reported the highest number of positive Covid-19 cases in a single day.
18 new cases have been reported in the Western Isles, the highest since January 14 when 15 cases were reported.
The latest government data also shows a total of 1,044 new Covid cases have been reported across Scotland in the past 24 hours.
The new figures reveal a rise of 44 extra cases on yesterday’s figure – which was the lowest daily confirmed cases since June 13 when 858 were reported.
However, today’s statistics show the lowest daily test positivity rate, at 5.6%, since June 19, which showed a rate of 4.5%.
It is the first time since July 24 that deaths due to Covid-19 have been reported in Scotland, with seven recorded in the past 24 hours.
One death was reported in the NHS Grampian region.
However, it is the fourth day in a row that NHS Grampian has reported fewer than 100 new cases of the virus.
Aberdeen City has reported 36 new cases, while Aberdeenshire has 25 and Moray has 21.
The health board does remain the fourth highest in Scotland for newly reported Covid cases, behind NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, NHS Lothian and NHS Lanarkshire.
It has now reported a total of 22,791 cases since the start of the pandemic, making NHS Grampian the sixth highest in Scotland for total cases.
In the Highlands, 34 positive cases have been recorded.
Three more were recorded in Shetland, and two in Orkney.
The number of people currently in hospital with recently confirmed Covid has dropped slightly to 472, while 63 people are in intensive care.
As for the vaccination roll-out, the four million milestone has been reached as 4,000,658 people have received their first does of the vaccine while 3,108,928 have also received their second.