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Scotland Covid breakdown as a record 4.9 million people have coronavirus across the UK

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One in 13 people across the UK are currently infected with Covid, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The latest figures mean that some 4.9million people across the UK have coronavirus at the moment - the highest number seen since ONS began collecting data.

This week's numbers are up around 600,000 from last week's 4.3million cases.The ONS survey, which tests thousands of people randomly in households across the UK whether they have symptoms or not, is thought to give the most accurate reflection of what is happening with the virus across the community.

The record figures come as a further 41 Covid -related deaths were recorded in Scotland yesterday, according to Public Health Scotland.

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