Scotland has recorded the highest daily rise of new coronavirus cases in almost three months – a jump of 77.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the total number of cases recorded is now 19,534.

She added while the prevalence of COVID-19 is low, the R number – the average amount of people someone with the virus passes it on to – may be above one.

No new deaths have been reported in Scotland in the last 24 hours.

Ms Sturgeon confirmed the country will remain in phase three of her four-part plan for easing restrictions.


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