A second Scottish person has died after contracting coronavirus.
The Scottish Government released the latest figures on Tuesday afternoon, revealing 195 people across Scotland have now contracted covid-19. This is a rise from 171 on Monday.
There are now 20 confirmed cases in Tayside.
On Monday there were 17 in Tayside and seven in Fife. The number of cases in the kingdom has not changed.
Scotland’s chief medical officer Catherine Calderwood said the latest Scot to die after contracting the illness was elderly and suffering from underlying health problems.
They were being treated by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
Dr Calderwood said: “I am very saddened to report that an elderly patient with underlying health conditions, who has tested positive for coronavirus, has died.
“They were being treated by the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board.
“I offer my deepest condolences to their friends and family at this difficult time. No further information will be available to protect patient confidentiality.”
As of Monday afternoon 1,543 people had contracted covid-19 across the UK. The UK’s updated figures will be revealed later in the day.
On Monday Prime Minister Boris Johnson told people in the UK to avoid pubs, clubs and theatres, stop all non-essential contact and travel, and work from home if they can.
Update on #coronavirus testing
As of 2pm today 5246 Scottish tests have concluded
5051 confirmed negative
2 patients who tested positive have sadly died.
— Scottish Government (@scotgov) March 17, 2020