The total number of coronavirus cases in Scotland has reached 5,275 as a further 23 cases have been confirmed in the north and north-east in the past 24 hours.
There are 15 new cases in Grampian, taking its total to 251, while the total number of cases in the Highlands has risen by seven to 144.
Shetland’s case total remains at 43, Western Isles has one additional case and a total of six and Orkney’s total cases remain at four.
There are 13 people in intensive care with confirmed or suspected Covid-19 in Grampian, seven in the Highlands and fewer than five each in Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles.
Update on #coronavirus testing
As of 2pm today 28,652 Scottish tests have concluded
23,377 confirmed negative
495 patients who tested positive have sadly died.
— Scottish Government (@scotgov) April 10, 2020
The statistics were published after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon held her daily briefing on how Scotland is handling the pandemic.
In it, she urged people to stick to lockdown measures over the Easter weekend.
Ms Sturgeon was joined for the first time by Police Chief Constable Iain Livingstone at the briefing.
He said on one recent occasion police visited a house in the Scottish borders where people had gathered in breach of lockdown measures.
The group did not comply with officers’ instructions and a number of people were arrested and others served fixed penalty notices.
But he said he expects officers to use common sense to work with communities, and he would not expect patrolling of supermarket aisles.
The First Minister added that there was no evidence of any change to the spread of the virus which would be needed to lift lockdown restrictions.
She said: “As that evidence becomes available we will be able to review the situation, but for now, the message remains exactly the same as it has been.
“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.”