Covid Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon to update recalled Scottish Parliament as daily cases reach record high at 20,217

Daily coronavirus cases in Scotland are the highest on record at 20,217, according to the latest data.

The figures published by the Scottish Government on Monday show 65,860 new tests for Covid-19 reported results and 34.9% were positive.

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The figures include a note advising of delays in between tests being taken and results being reported but saying Public Health Scotland is monitoring the situation.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will update MSPs in a virtual sitting of the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday, it has been confirmed.

There were 1,031 people in hospital on Sunday with recently confirmed Covid-19 and 38 were in intensive care.

A total of 4,383,212 people have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination, 4,017,051 have received a second dose, and 2,992,583 have received a third dose or booster.

The daily data for January 1 and January 2 was also published on Monday.

Nicola Sturgeon will update MSPs on Wednesday

A total of 17,065 new cases were reported on January 1 and 14,080 were reported for January 2.

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There are currently delays in turnaround times for test results, due to large volumes of tests being processed by labs.
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