The total number of coronavirus cases in Scotland has reached 4,957 as a further 29 cases have been confirmed in the north and north-east in the past 24 hours.
There are 15 new cases in the Highlands, taking its total to 137, while Grampian’s total has risen by 13 to 236.
Shetland’s case total remains on 42, Orkney has four cases and the Western Isles has increased its total by one to five in the past 24 hours.
There are 13 people in intensive care with confirmed or suspected Covid-19 in Grampian, six in the Highlands and fewer than five in Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles.
Update on #coronavirus testing
As of 2pm today 27,518 Scottish tests have concluded
22,561 confirmed negative
447 patients who tested positive have sadly died.
— Scottish Government (@scotgov) April 9, 2020
The statistics were published after Nicola Sturgeon held the first-ever virtual First Minister’s Questions.
A total of 447 patients have died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus, up by 81 from 366 on Wednesday, the First Minister said.
4,957 people have now tested positive for the virus in Scotland, up by 392 from 4,565 the day before.
There are 212 people in intensive care with coronavirus or coronavirus symptoms, an increase of two on Wednesday.
It has been 100 days since the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Wuhan in China, the First Minister said, adding the lives of the people of Scotland since then have been “transformed in ways that would have been unimaginable just a few weeks ago”.
Addressing the Easter weekend, she urged Scots to continue to follow lockdown protocols.
She said: “I know how hard it is for people to do that, it will seem even harder over this Easter holiday weekend, especially for families with children and indeed for the children themselves and for older people who would normally be spending time with their grandchildren.
“Please stay in touch with family, friends and loved ones in whatever alternative way best works for you.
“Reach out to and look out for people even as you stay physically apart from them, but please do follow the rules and stay at home over Easter.