A total of 1,789 patients have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK.
The Department of Health said the figure, relevant as of 5pm on Monday, was up by 381 from 1,408 on the day before.
The jump in covid-19 related deaths in the UK from 1,408 to 1,789 is an increase of 381 – by far the biggest day-on-day rise in the number of deaths since the outbreak began.
It means the total number of deaths is 27% higher than the equivalent figure on Monday.
There are now 1993 confirmed cases of the virus across Scotland – an increase of 430 from 1563 on Monday.
The day-on-day increase in the number of deaths reported on Monday was 15%, on Sunday 21% and on Saturday 34%.
Meanwhile, the number of people tested in the UK for coronavirus has now passed 140,000.
The total as of 9am on March 31 was 143,186.
On average around 7,500 new people were tested a day in the seven days up to March 31.
In the previous seven days the daily average was around 5,700.
The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK now stands at 25,150, as of 9am March 31.
One week ago, on March 24, the total stood at 8,077.
The Department of Health also said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, a total of 143,186 people have been tested, with 25,150 testing positive.