The number of people in local hospitals being treated for coronavirus has risen in the past 24 hours.
Some 937 people in Tayside and 446 in the kingdom have now tested positive for Covid-19 – bringing the total number of cases in Courier country to 1383.
It comes as the number of positive cases in Scotland hit 7102 – a nationwide increase of 354.
A total of 1322 people had tested positive for the virus across Tayside and Fife on Wednesday. Of this figure, 898 of the cases were in Tayside and 424 were in Fife.
However in the past 24 hours, the number of people in hospitals in the kingdom fighting confirmed or suspected cases of the virus has risen from 105 to 126; with six patients in intensive care.
In Tayside there are 118 people in hospitals being treated as a result of Covid-19 – a rise of eight on the figure for Wednesday. Six patients are in intensive care.
As of Thursday morning, the number of confirmed Scottish Covid-19 deaths was 779 – a rise of 80.
A total of 1799 are in Scottish hospitals fighting the disease, a rise of 51. A total of 196 of this number are in intensive care, a rise of one.
On Wednesday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed the first significant drop in Scottish Covid-19 hospital cases with “cautious optimism”.
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