COVID-19 cases in Ayrshire have jumped to 34 in the last 24 hours.

Another 9 people have tested positive for the virus across the region.

Sadly, 14 people have died having contracted coronavirus in Scotland.

Catherine Calderwood, Scotland's chief medical officer, at the daily press briefing said 23 patients are in intensive care units.

There are 499 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the country, and 9,364 tests have been carried out.

The new national and community hub service for those with symptoms was outlined this morning.

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms should call the dedicated helpline which is NHS 24 on 111.

Through this number you will be transferred to a local community hub staffed by clinicians from primary and secondary care.

Based on your answers to a number of questions you will receive additional healthcare advice or be asked to attend a local assessment centre where they will be seen face-to-face.

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman, MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon, said: "The assessment centres will be available in every healthboard area, including the islands ones.

"Later on today, we will make it clear where these assessment centres are."

This line is available 24/7.

For full details on advice on social distancing and self isolation, visit the NHS Scotland's website here.