A further 2,240 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Scotland in the last 24 hours – including 135 in Ayrshire and Arran.

Latest data published by the Scottish Government and Public Health Scotland shows there are 902 Covid patients in Scottish hospitals – that's a rise of eight since Friday.

The number of people battling the virus in ICUs across the nation is 57 – a redution of three over the same period.

There are 110 Covid patients in Ayrshire hospitals – up nine from Friday – while seven people are being treated for the disease in intensive care.

No new deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours mean Scotland's death toll remains at 9,052.

However, 11,406 deaths have been registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to Sunday, October 17.

In terms of Public Health Scotland's rolling seven-day infection rate per 100,000 population, Clackmannanshire has the highest rate in the country – at 586.9 as of Sunday, October 24.

East Ayrshire has the second-highest infection rate at 474.5 while West Lothian is third with 449.4.

In terms of Ayrshire's remaining two local authorities, North Ayrshire has a rate of 315.8 while South Ayrshire's is 305.9.

Of the new cases reported in Ayrshire, 48 were in North Ayrshire, 45 in East Ayrshire and 42 in South Ayrshire.

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7-day infection rate per 100,000 population for each council area...

65.6 Shetland Islands

218.8 Orkney Islands

226.7 City of Edinburgh

229.7 Midlothian

243.5 Glasgow City

253.2 Aberdeen City

264.2 Na h-Eileanan Siar

276.4 Inverclyde

278.5 Dumfries & Galloway

280.8 Highland

281.1 Moray

288.2 Renfrewshire

305.9 South Ayrshire

311.4 Argyll & Bute

315.8 North Ayrshire

319.5 Angus

319.7 East Lothian

319.9 Perth & Kinross

323.8 East Renfrewshire

333.9 West Dunbartonshire

339.3 Scottish Borders/Dundee City

345.1 Aberdeenshire

351.3 South Lanarkshire

377 East Dunbartonshire

402.3 Falkirk

403.6 North Lanarkshire

425.3 Fife

435.8 Stirling

449.4 West Lothian

474.5 East Ayrshire

586.9 Clackmannanshire

A total of 4,308,371 people have received one dose of a Covid vaccine and 3,895,239 have received both doses.

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