There are now 364 confirmed coronavirus cases in Ayrshire and Arran.

The figures show an increase of 2 from yesterday.

The number of people being treated in hospital has gone up to 110, an increase of 16

However, there is one less patient in ICU, with 14 at midnight last night.

More specific locations are unavailable due to patient confidentiality.

At today's coronavirus press conference, the First Minister, Scotland's Chief Constable and the government national clinical director all urged people to stay at home over the Easter weekend.

Nicola Sturgeon said: "No one should be travelling for holidays in rural or island communities."

She also said that, following the UK's COBRA meeting yesterday, the government's advice is unchanged - people must stay at home and lockdown will remain through the Easter weekend and into next week

Across Scotland, there are 5,275 confirmed cases and today 48 more deaths were announced bringing the death toll to 495.

Jason Leitch, national clinical director, said: "Stay the course, and stay at home. You can leave home for the four [essential] reasons.

"Exercise is for exercise, it is not your hobby, this is not the time for mountain biking."

More than 500 fixed penalty notices have been issued across the nation to people flouting the restrictions.

Chief Constable Iain Livingstone said: "The vast majority of people in Scotland are continuing to do the right thing.

"Stay home, stay safe and follow the guidance.

"If you are out and about officers may ask you why.

"I urge you to explain your circumstances and listen."

Ms Sturgeon said: "None of us want these restrictions to be in place a single minute longer than the need to be.

"Please have a good Easter weekend."

The weekend briefing on Sunday will be led by cabinet secretary for health and MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Jeane Freeman.


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