Scotland reports record number of cases as Omicron takes hold
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Scotland has detected a record number of 15,900 new Covid cases, with about 80% of those believed to be the highly infectious Omicron variant, Nicola Sturgeon has told MSPs.
In an emergency update to the Scottish parliament, the first minister said positive cases comprised 29% of all tests carried out yesterday. The previous Scottish record was reached on Sunday, when 11,030 new cases were reported.