Four more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ayrshire.

The total across the region is now 16.

There are 56 more confirmed coronavirus cases in Scotland, bringing the total to 322.

Sadly, 6 people have died having contracted the virus, they all had underlying health conditions.

One of the deaths is reported to have been a member of West Kilbride Golf Club, who passed away on Tuesday.

Two patients at HMP Kilmarnock have tested positive.

There have been 7,550 test carried out across the country.

Nicola Sturgeon updated the numbers at the Scottish Government's daily coronavirus press briefing this afternoon.

The First Minister reiterated the importance of following government advice.

Reduce social contact unless it is essential.

If you’re over 70, eligible for the flu vaccine or pregnant then you should stay at home.

If you have a new persistent cough or a fever you should stay at home for seven days. If you live with family then you should all isolate for 14 days.

Mrs Sturgeon said: "I know some of you will want to head to the pub for a final night out.

"Please do not do this.

"What we’re asking people to do is essential, it’s vital."

She also said young people must heed the advice.

She said: "If a young person gets this virus, there is no guarantee you will just get mild symptoms.

"But even if you do only get mild symptoms you can still pass on this virus."

Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer, Catherine Calderwood, said: "If people don’t comply, they really do make a difference to our country."

"They risk the health of others."