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COVID-19 instances as of 27 December 2021


Breakdown of every day figures over the festive break.

Provisional knowledge signifies an growing variety of COVID-19 instances. Figures for 25, 26 and 27 December are the best every day totals recorded in Scotland for the reason that begin of the pandemic. 

Whereas the figures for every day covers exams reported within the previous 24 hour interval, the lag in reporting means that almost all of those instances will relate to exams completed earlier than the Christmas break. With the longer turnaround time for take a look at outcomes in the mean time, the precise variety of optimistic COVID-19 instances could also be increased.

The figures are:

25 December 2021: 8,252 instances

26 December 2021: 11,030 instances

27 December 2021: 10,562 instances

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stated:

“Whereas these figures are provisional, the steep improve in instances we now have been anticipating is now materialising, and this displays the considerably elevated transmissibility of Omicron. We’d count on to see case numbers rise additional within the days forward – although it’s value taking into consideration that they’re more likely to have been even increased however for the compliance of the general public with the steerage issued within the run as much as Christmas. 

“These figures underline how essential it’s that we don’t underestimate the impression of Omicron – even when the speed of hospitalisation related to it’s a lot decrease than previous strains of the virus, case numbers this excessive will nonetheless put an inevitable additional pressure on NHS. This stage of an infection may even trigger a big and severely disruptive stage of illness absence throughout the financial system and significant companies. 

“So though we’re all totally fed up with the impression of Covid on our lives, it’s actually essential that over the brand new 12 months interval we comply with steerage to assist sluggish the unfold of the virus whereas we full the accelerated booster programmes. 

“Along with observing good hand hygiene and sporting face coverings, I’m asking everybody to restrict contacts as a lot as doable, to maintain any important indoor gatherings to a most of three households, and to get boosted by the bells. 

“I do know sticking to all of those measures is admittedly laborious – particularly at the moment of 12 months – however there’s little question in any way it’s going to assist hold us safer.”


The supply and high quality of the information over the vacation weekends shall be variable resulting from modifications in operational preparations and when and the way individuals may search testing or assist.

Full catch up reporting will happen on 29 December and 5 January. It will present the most recent every day knowledge for these days and the earlier 4 days, and permit time to completely high quality guarantee the information and guarantee acceptable messaging and caveats are added if wanted.  

It isn’t doable to register deaths from COVID-19 as NRS registration places of work are closed over the general public holidays.

Ministers will proceed to obtain Administration Info all through the festive interval.

Learn the every day knowledge steerage: Coronavirus (COVID-19): every day knowledge for Scotland – (

Learn concerning the Covid booster programme: Name to get booster in final week of the 12 months – (

Learn concerning the safety measures in place: Omicron restrictions take impact – (


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