THE number of positive cases of coronavirus in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde continues to rise as the Scottish death toll rose to 16.

New figures just released by the Scottish Government show the health board's numbers rose from 152 to 183 overnight.

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

In total 584 people have tested positive for the virus in Scotland, an increase of 85 from Monday.

According to Health Secretary Jeane Freeman, there is now likely to be more than 2,500 people with coronavirus in Scotland.

Ms Freeman said: “For the number in intensive care you multiply it by 100. At the moment we have 25 in ICU, so that’s 2,500. That’s an under-estimate.”

She said that 80% of those infected would experience mild symptoms and fully recover.

The rest would need some treatment and around 19% of those would need hospitalization. Of those needing hospital treatment, half would likely need invasive treatments like oxygen.