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Nicola Sturgeon denies Scotland's covid detection rate is 'worst in the UK'

Our Scottish Future - which was set up by the former Labour prime minister - found that only  around 32% of cases north of the Border are being picked up by tests.

The group compared daily rates for positive coronavirus tests with Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates of the total number of people who had the virus.Over a six-week period ending January 2 the ONS estimated a daily average of around 43,379 people in Scotland had Covid-19, including asymptomatic cases, based on statistical modelling of population samples.Over the same time period, Scotland’s testing programmes picked up a rolling average of 13,650 cases.Our Scottish Future claimed this meant 32% of the total cases are being picked up – with the equivalent figure for.

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