495 people have now died from coronavirus in Scotland  - an increase of 48 deaths overnight.

The number of confirmed cases has risen to 5,275 up 318 from Thursday.

A total of 207 Scots are in intensive care receiving treatment, it has been confirmed.

Of the confirmed positive cases, 1,832 people are in hospital which is an increase of 51.

Nicola Sturgeon is urging people to stay in
Nicola Sturgeon is urging people to stay in

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the latest figures during a press conference today.

Addressing the Easter weekend, she urged Scots to continue to follow lockdown protocols.

She said: "I know how hard it is for people to do that, 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."

She added: "This virtual session of FMQs might, in the scheme of things, seem like a relatively minor example of that, but it is a striking example of that."

It comes as Boris Johnson left intensive care in St Thomas' Hospital in London after he was being admitted on Sunday night.

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Meanwhile Scotland's Chief Medical Officer resigned on Monday after flouting lock down rules.

Dr Catherine Calderwood quit her role after photos emerged of her visiting her holiday home with family in Fife.