The number of people in Ayrshire confirmed to have coronavirus in the last 24 hours is not known due to technical issues.

Yesterday, the number rose to 390, but at today's press briefing the First Minister said new figures of NHS Ayrshire and Arran were unavailable.

A Scottish Government spokesperson said: "Due to technical issues we have not received full data on cases or tests from Ayrshire and Arran and Tayside health boards today."

Jeane Freeman, MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, revealed that 406 Scottish care homes had reported at least one case of the virus.

At yesterday's coronavirus briefing, the health secretary said: “The Care Inspectorate have had reports of Covid or suspected Covid cases from 406 adult care homes. That’s 37 per cent of the total number of care homes in Scotland.

“We’re looking to ensure the information on the number of cases from that number of care homes is as robust as we can possibly make it, as accurate as we can be sure of, before we release that later this week.”

A number of deaths, suspected to be from COVID-19 have occurred at a care home in Ayr. Read more here.

On Radio 4's Today programme, Ms Freeman mistakenly said that the figure of 406 referred to the number of care homes that had reported a death, but this was later corrected by the Scottish Government.

At today's press briefing, Nicola Sturgeon thanked the public for adhering to government guidelines to stay at home.

She said: “There is due to be a review of the restrictions this week.

“That review is not likely to result in these restrictions being lifted in the near future.”

Across Scotland, 6,067 patients have had positive tests for coronavirus and 575 people have died having been confirmed to have COVID-19.

When asked about whether testing would be carried out in care homes, Ms Sturgeon said: "Everybody matters, regardless of age or where they live, whether they live in a care home or being treated in hospital.

"We are increasing our testing capacity."

The subject of nosocomial infections, those that take place in hospitals, was raised by journalists at the press conference.

Interim chief medical officer Gregor Smith said: "This virus loves institutions.

"We’ve already setup looking at that in intensely more detail."

Ms Sturgeon said the government is looking specifically at nosocomial infections so that there is a better understanding of how the virus spreads and also to make sure everything is being done that can to reduce the spread.

On Wednesday NRS will publish its second weekly report, detailing all deaths related to COVID-19 – both confirmed and suspected.

Joanne Edwards, director of acute services in NHS Ayrshire and Arran, said: “The number of attendances to A&E at University Hospital Crosshouse and Ayr continue to be low.

“I would like to thank members of the public for continuing to listen to advice and only going to A&E if illnesses are immediate or life threatening.”