The first Covid-related death in the Highlands for more than five months has been recorded.
The death is one of the 18 announced by the Scottish Government today, along with an Aberdeenshire resident.
The death in the Highlands is the first recorded there since May 15. The last registered death in Aberdeenshire happened on August 19.
A further 29 people have tested positive for the virus in the north and north-east across the same time frame, with a total of 1,401 people across Scotland receiving positive results since yesterday.
The latest figures take the the number of positive cases in Scotland since the outbreak began has risen to 54,016.
The new cases represent 19.8% of newly tested individuals, and 8% of all tests.
A total of 975 people are in hospital with recently confirmed Covid-19 and 76 of those are receiving treatment in intensive care.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 933,195 people in Scotland have been tested. Of these people, 879,179 were confirmed negative.
A regional breakdown of the data shows there have been 17 new cases in Grampian since yesterday: six in Aberdeen, nine in Aberdeenshire and two in Moray. The north-east’s total is now 3,103.
The total of positive cases in the Highlands has risen to 956 after nine new cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours.
The Western Isles has recorded one additional case, while Orkney has recorded two, bringing their totals to 65 and 31.
No new cases have been recorded in Shetland where 65 positive cases have been recorded since the beginning of the pandemic.