Covid Scotland figures: 5,924 new cases and one death in past 24 hours as Omicron spread

The latest Scottish Government figures reveal that just under 6,000 new cases of Covid and one new death have been recorded in Scotland in the past 24 hours as the Omicron variant continues to have a worldwide impact.

Sunday, 19th December 2021, 2:17 pm

The new 5,924 cases represents a positivity rate of 13.9% of tests that reported results (47,382).

Sadly one new death has been recorded in this time period, despire Register Offices being generally closed at the weekends.

Regarding the recent figures, Public Health Scotland has noted there continues to be an impact on turnaround times between specimens being taken and results reported, due to larger volumes of tests being processed by labs.

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Just under 6,000 new cases of Covid and one new death have been recorded in Scotland in the past 24 hours as the Omicron variant continues to have a worldwide impact.  (Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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