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Scotland's top 10 Covid hotspots where cases are still high as Omicron surge slows

Many restrictions in Scotland will be scrapped from Monday as cases from the Omicron surge fall.

In an update yesterday, Nicola Sturgeon said recent figures "gives us confidence that we have turned the corner on the Omicron wave" and announced the end to many restrictions.

The most recent date from Public Health Scotland data shows a drop in positive tests with numbers showing 20.9 per cent of PCR tests are positive - a drop from 36 per cent in early January.

Cases are now on a downward slope and the First Minister said there has been a 'significant fall' in positive cases.

That said, the number of Covid cases in the country is still high.

Latest figures show only five areas out of 32 areas in Scotland are outwith the highest positivity rate.

Yesterday saw 7,752 new cases reported from positive PCR and lateral flow tests.

7 day positive PCR cases in Scotland based on people tested between January 9 to 15

1. Clackmannanshire

361 cases

703.8 cases per 100,000

2. East Lothian

743 cases

688.6 cases per 100,000

3. South Lanarkshire

2,167

675.5 cases per 100,000

4. Fife

2,519 cases

673.3 cases per 100,000

5. Falkirk

1,070 cases

673.3 cases per 100,000

6. Glasgow City

4,157 cases

654 cases per 100,000

7. Dundee City

961 cases

645.7 cases per 100,000

8. Midlothian

584 cases

625.9 cases per 100,000

9. City of Edinburgh

3,258 cases

617.5 cases per 100,000

10. Aberdeen City

1,375 cases

600.3 cases per 100,000

The rest in order:

11. Renfrewshire

12. North Lanarkshire

13. West Dunbartonshire

14. Angus

15. Perth and Kinross

16. East Ayrshire

17. Inverclyde

18. East Renfrewshire

19. East Dunbartonshire

20. North Ayrshire

21. West Lothian

22. Dumfries 7 Galloway

23. Highland

24. Aberdeenshire

25. Stirling

26. Moray

27. South Ayrshire

28. Scottish Borders

29. Argyll and Bute

30. Na

testing Health reports

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