A third person who contracted coronavirus in Scotland has died, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.
The latest Scottish figures on the outbreak published this afternoon showed that two more people have tested positive for coronavirus in the north-east.
There are now 24 confirmed cases in the region.
Yesterday, the initial figure of 26 for NHS Grampian was revised down to 22.
Across the county more than 6,091 have now been tested, with 227 coming back positive.
The health boards with the largest concentrations of confirmed cases are Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and Lothian.
Earlier today the First Minister also said it was “inevitable” that schools and nurseries across Scotland will close, adding “my planning is that schools will close at the end of this week”.