THE Borders recorded more than 470 cases of coronavirus over the weekend, latest figures show.

Statistics from the Scottish Government were updated at 2pm on Monday (March 7).

And they show that the Borders has now recorded 23,490 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic – a rise of 471 from Friday.

There are 20 people in hospital in the region with recently confirmed cases of the virus, according to the figures.

That is an increase of two from Friday.

Scotland has now seen 1,510,238 cases since March 2020, the data shows.