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Nicola Sturgeon to give covid update to MSPs as Omicron cases reach record high

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Nicola Sturgeon is set to give a coronavirus update to the Scottish Parliament later this week after cases reached record numbers over New Year.Presiding Officer Alison Johnstone confirmed earlier today that MSPs would hear from the First Minister during a virtual sitting on Wednesday.

The SNP leader will give a 20-minute statement on the latest figures from across the country and announce if any new measures will be introduced to halt the spread of covid.

Scottish Government figures released today revealed that 20,217 new cases were identified in the last 24 hours - the highest daily rate since the pandemic began.

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