THE number of people with coronavirus in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has risen to 1094.

That is an increase of 110 from yesterday's figure of 984.

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

The revelations came during the Scottish Government's regular 2pm daily update.

Earlier, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed the number of people who have died in Scotland after contracting coronavirus is 296, a rise of 74 from Monday.

There remains a huge increase in the number of cases in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde than in other surrounding health boards.

At the Scottish Government's daily media briefing, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said there had been “significant” steps taken to get personal protective equipment (PPE) to health workers.

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) would also be issuing new guidance on how PPE is distributed, she added.

Ms Sturgeon was also clear on what testing “can and cannot achieve”.

Current tests, she said, could identify cases of Covid-19, but would be unable to detect the virus in the incubation period or if someone has previously had the virus.

The Scottish and UK governments are currently working on a more thorough antibody test.