One new case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Tayside, the Scottish Government has confirmed.
There have now been 36 cases in Scotland, a rise of nine since Monday – the biggest jump in cases so far.
A total of 2,280 tests have been carried out to date.
The Scottish Government confirmed on Wednesday that nine cases have been identified since Tuesday.
A new case has been identified in Tayside, along with three new cases in Glasgow, two in Ayrshire, one in Lothian and one in Lanarkshire.
Two new cases have also been identified in the Borders.
It comes as Health Secretary Jeane Freeman warned the NHS may need to draft in thousands of trainee doctors and nurses to cope with staff absence rates of 30% due to the coronavirus outbreak.
She also revealed the UK could shortly see cases of Covid-19 being spread by community transmission – rather than arising from someone having travelled to an area where the disease is prevalent, or having close contact with someone already infected.
Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland programme, she said: “We expect to see shortly cases coming forward that are originating from that community transmission.”
Meanwhile, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a £30 billion package to help the economy get through the coronavirus outbreak.
He is abolishing business rates for many firms in England, extending sick pay and boosting NHS funding.
There have now been 456 confirmed cases across the UK