A further 47 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the north and north-east in the past 24 hours, according to the latest Scottish Government statistics.
A total of 640 people have tested positive for Covid-19 across Scotland during the same time period.
The latest update from the Scottish Government shows the number of positive cases since the outbreak began has risen to 29,244 since Monday.
The new cases represent 10.3% of newly tested individuals.
A total of 137 people are in hospital with recently confirmed Covid-19 and 15 of those are receiving treatment in intensive care.
Seven coronavirus-linked deaths have been registered in the past 24 hours, the highest daily total since June 16.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 776,959 people in Scotland have been tested. Of these people, 747,715 were confirmed negative.
A regional breakdown of the data shows there have been 38 new cases in Grampian since Monday. The north-east’s total is now 2,313.
The total of positive cases in the Highlands has risen to 653 after seven new cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours.
There have been two new cases in the Western Isles, taking the islands’ total to 30.
There are no new cases in Shetland or Orkney, leaving their cumulative totals on 60 and 23 respectively.
A new grant to help people on low incomes self-isolate will be introduced next month.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that self-isolating was particularly difficult for those on low incomes.
She reiterated her commitment to ensure that no-one should be forced to choose between self-isolating or working to be able to afford to live.
Last week, Ms Sturgeon announced that a £500 grant would be brought in for people struggling to make ends meet.
The First Minister said: “The self-isolation support grant will help people on low incomes who will lose money as a result of self-isolation and who therefore might find it financially challenging, or in some cases even impossible, to comply unless they have support.
“The payment is important because, as I stressed yesterday, self-isolation is important.”