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Scottish Government confirm 14 covid deaths in last 24 hours


14 have died of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the Scottish Government have confirmed.

The latest figures bring the death toll since last March – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – to 9,634.

12,127 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

1,257 new cases were identified in Scotland overnight.

The total number of positive cases since the pandemic started stands at735,750.

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There are currently 605 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus with 50 being treated in intensive care.

To date 4,351,214 people have received their first vaccination with 3,956,719 having a second jab, while 1,823,515 have received a third dose or booster.

It following fears from Nicola Sturgeon that there will be a significant rise in the number of Omicron cases in Scotland after the number of people infected jumped to 29 – a rise of 16.

The First Minister revealed that cases of the new variant, which was first identified in southern Africa, are no longer linked to private event as was the case previously.

There are currently six cases linked to a Steps concert at the Hydro in Glasgow on November 22, a second gig at the venue the following night has no cases of the deadly virus.




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