THE Borders has recorded 243 new cases of coronavirus in the last day, according to new figures.

Scottish Government data was published at 2pm today (March 9).

And the updated statistics show that the Borders has now recorded 23,979 cases of COVID-19 since March 2020.

There are 31 people in hospital in the region – 10 more than yesterday.

This is the highest number of hospital patients since February 8 when 33 people were reported in the hospital in the region.

Scotland has seen 1,533,640 cases since the start of the pandemic, according to the figures.