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Coronavirus update: Laboratory issues lead to lower than expected case figures


By David Porter

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In Scotland in the last 24 hours there have been a total of 2481 positive cases of coronavirus which equates to 11.4 per cent of those tested overall.

Public Health Scotland has issued a cautionary note however that a data issue means that figures from one laboratory have not been received over the weekend, leading to considerable under-reporting today.

Amongst these newly reported cases NHS Greater Glasgow recorded 470 cases and NHS Lothian 385 cases.

NHS Grampian saw 370 cases while NHS Highland recorded 150 cases.

Ellon has seen a spike in cases
Ellon has seen a spike in cases

In the seven days to November 19 Aberdeenshire saw 896 cases (343.6 per 100,000), Aberdeen City 1128 (492.4 per 100,000) and Moray 512 (534.9 per 100,000).

No new deaths were recorded in Scotland with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

To date in Scotland more than 4,339,277 people have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination and over 3,939,128 people have received their second dose and 1,437,823 have received a third dose or booster.


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