COVID-19: Steps concert in Glasgow among sources of new Omicron cases in Scotland, according to Nicola Sturgeon

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COVID-19: Steps concert in Glasgow among sources of new Omicron cases in Scotland, according to Nicola Sturgeon


A Steps concert in Glasgow is among the sources of new cases of the Omicron COVID variant in Scotland, Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said.

Six cases are said to be linked to the concert at the Hydro arena on November 22.

The risk to those who attended is said to be low, and those who may have come into contact with the new variant during the event are contacted.

No one at the gig needs to self-isolate – unless Test and Protect asks for it, or if they develop symptoms.

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Nicola Sturgeon Confirms Omicron Cases Linked To Steps Concert

Scotland has recorded a total of 29 Omicron cases – 16 of which were reported in the past 24 hours.

Previously, nine of the cases were linked to a single private event, but the prime minister said there are now multiple sources of infections from the new variant.

‘The number of Omicron cases currently reported in Scotland is increasing and the cases are no longer all linked to one single event but to several different sources,’ Ms Sturgeon said, confirming one as the Steps concert .

“This confirms our view that there is now community transmission of this variant in Scotland. Given the nature of transmission, we expect cases to increase, possibly significantly, in the days to come.

“However, health protection teams continue to work on contact tracing, isolation and testing to slow the spread as much as possible as we learn more about the impact of the new variant. Ministers are also monitoring the situation on a daily basis. ”

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Cases of the new variant were recorded in Highland, Grampian and Forth Valley health boards for the first time, at three, one and five respectively.

The health councils where the outbreak was first recorded, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and NHS Lanarkshire, have 11 and nine cases respectively.

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The latest figures show Scotland has recorded 16 coronavirus-related deaths and 2,432 new cases in the past 24 hours.

A total of 9,634 people have died in Scotland within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19[feminine[feminine.

The positivity rate for daily tests was 7.6%, according to data released by the Scottish Government on Friday, down from 7.4% the day before.

The figures also show that 4,350,133 people received their first COVID vaccine, 3,954,992 had their second and 1,790,728 received a third dose or booster.

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