A further 350 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Scotland, the highest daily increase since May.
According to Scottish government figures, a further three people who tested positive for the virus have died.
Sixty four people were in hospital on Friday – nine in intensive care.
The figures bring the cumulative number of Covid-19 confirmed deaths in Scotland to 2,505 since the outbreak began.
However going by monthly data from the National Records of Scotland, there have been 4,236 deaths where the virus is mentioned on a death certificate.
Greater Glasgow and Clyde recorded 116 new cases, the highest increase among Scotland’s health boards.