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Covid in Scotland LIVE as Scots health board cancels surgeries amid 'sustained pressure'

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NHSLanarkshire are facing staff shortages, with annual leave and staff having to self-isolate as a result of contacts outside of work the main cause.

As of Tuesday, July 20 there are 81 Covid-19 cases across its three acute sites, University Hospital Hairmyres, Monklands and Wishaw, with seven people in intensive care.

NHS Lanarkshire director of acute services, Judith Park, said: "The sustained pressure we are seeing across our three acute hospitals is showing no signs of easing."In fact, the pressures on our hospitals are as severe as at any time in the whole pandemic."We will bring you all the latest updates today, just follow along below.Don't miss the latest news from around Scotland and beyond.

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