Scotland has recorded its highest number of new coronavirus cases in a day since late January.

The latest Scottish Government figures show there were four coronavirus patient deaths and 1,317 new cases in the past 24 hours.

The daily case number is the highest since the 1,330 recorded on January 27, amid the lockdown for the second wave of the virus.

The deaths recorded in the past 24 hours take the toll under this measure, of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days, to 7,688.

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PPE supply now much better than before pandemic

The supply of personal protective equipment in Scotland is "much better" than before the pandemic and stocks are significantly higher, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

The First Minister faced questions on a report which found Scotland's central stockpile of PPE ran "very low" in April 2020.

The Audit Scotland report also found the surge in PPE prices early in the pandemic cost the NHS £37.4 million more than normal.

It repeated an earlier finding that the Scottish Government did not fully implement recommendations from pandemic preparedness exercises.

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