THE number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has dramatically increased by 85 overnight. 

A total of 632 people have been tested positive for the deadly virus within the area.

The health board is responsible for care in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire.

In Scotland, the number of confirmed cases surged by 317 overnight - with a total of 2,310 people now testing positive.

Sadly, there have been 16 further deaths, taking the total to 76.

At the Scottish Government's daily media briefing, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "We are working at pace right now to significantly increase our testing capacity.

"We have already gone from an ability to do 750 tests a day to being able to do around 1,900 tests a day now.

"Over the course of the next month that will increase to around 3,500 tests a day.

"We will be considering carefully the role of more extensive testing, as part of our strategy to bring the country out of the current lockdown measures.

"We remain hopeful that antibody testing, which would confirm whether someone had had the virus, will become available soon."