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Scottish Government announces 17,259 new covid cases in last 24 hours

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The Scottish Government has confirmed 17,259 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. There are currently 1,147 people in hospital confirmed to have covid-19 with 42 being treated in intensive care.The test positivity rate is currently 35.3 per cent with a total of 56,290 new tests reporting results.On Monday, the Scottish government reported 20,217 new cases of the virus which was the highest daily figure recorded since the pandemic began.While there is evidence of fewer people becoming seriously ill with the new omicron strain, the large numbers of infections combined with staff absences could still put the NHS under big pressure.The latest daily figures for vaccinations also showed 4,384,343 people have received their first dose,

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