Lanarkshire saw a further 274 new coronavirus cases confirmed yesterday.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the figures at her daily briefing in Edinburgh this afternoon, meaning a record 2719 new positive tests were confirmed in the region last week.

The total number of cases in the region this month now exceeds 7000 - more than 1.5 times the 4375 cases confirmed in the region between March and September.

In total, 11,395 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Lanarkshire and 395 people have died from the virus.

A new five-tier system of restrictions is set to be debated by MSPs at Holyrood tomorrow (October 27) before coming into force on Monday, November 2.

The First Minister said that, based on current restrictions, the Central belt - including Lanarkshire - is roughly equivalent to tier three, with the remainder of Scotland in tier two.

Ms Sturgeon said: "Over the weekend we’ve discussed the framework with partners and considered further public health advice.

"These discussions are continuing, as are discussions with local councils.

"There are likely to be some clarifications to the detail of the levels we set out on Friday, so we’ll publish a revised version ahead of the parliamentary debate that will happen tomorrow."

Across Scotland, 1122 new cases of coronavirus were announced by the First Minister bringing the total to 57,874 since the first cases were confirmed in March.