Coronavirus cases have increased by 25 in Ayrshire, as thousands of testing kits arrive at Prestwick Airport.

There are now 678 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ayrshire. 

In Ayrshire and Arran 113 people were being treated in hospital as of midnight, an increase of nine since yesterday, and seven people in intensive care, a decrease of three. 

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed 9,697 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland, an increase on 288 on yesterday.

In the last 24 hours 64 patients have died in hospital, taking the total to 1,184 hospital deaths in Scotland.

1,710 patients are in hospital with suspected or confirmed Covid-19, a decrease of 38, with 141 being treated in intensive care, a decrease of seven.

It was also revealed that 2,271 patients with Covid-19 have been discharged from hospital since March 5.

The First Minister said the lower figures for hospital admissions and number of patients requiring critical care in hospitals have given assurance that the lockdown is working.

She said: "The current numbers are giving us a real and growing cause for optimism that the lockdown is working, and that is the good news.

“But the bad news is we must stick with these lockdown restrictions, to stop the virus from quickly getting out of control again.”

Another plane carrying essential equipment in the fight against the coronavirus arrived in Scotland today at Prestwick Airport. 

The First Minister confirmed that 100,000 virus testing kits arrived in the cargo carrier today.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that the 250,000 people have downloaded the coronavirus framework document released yesterday, at her daily briefing.

And she urged more to read the document, as the country are going to have to take “baby steps” in order to ease lockdown restrictions.