New figures appear to show a downward trend in the number of positive coronavirus cases across Tayside and Fife.
There have been only 25 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Courier country from Sunday into Monday.
New Scottish Government statistics show only 10 people tested positive for the virus in Fife in the past 24 hours – along with 15 in Tayside.
There have now been 8450 confirmed positive cases recorded in Scotland, a rise of 263 in the past day.
Of this overall figure, 1071 were in Tayside and 542 in Fife.
This was a 1.4% increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in Tayside and a 1.8% rise in Fife in the past 24 hours.
Comparatively, in Tayside there was a 3% increase from Saturday into Sunday and 4% from Friday into Saturday. In Fife the increase from Saturday to Sunday was 5% and the day before was 9%.
However 120 people remain in Fife hospitals fighting confirmed or suspected cases of the disease, along with 110 in Tayside.
It comes as the number of coronavirus deaths in Scotland hit 915, a rise of 12 in the past day.
Sunday’s figures showed 1056 cases in Tayside and 532 in Fife.
There were 96 people in Tayside hospitals battling the virus as of Sunday morning, six in intensive care. In Fife this figure was 127 and five.
A total of 40,700 people across Scotland have now been tested for Covid-19.