Omicron in Glasgow: Case numbers surge past 4000 as variant spreads

The number of Omicron cases in Glasgow has surged past the 4000 mark.
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The latest data from Public Health Scotland, up to December 31, shows that 4011 cases of the Covid-19 variant had been identified in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

That was up from 3174 on December 30, and more than double the figure from December 24.

The Glasgow area has more cases of Omicron than any other part of Scotland.

The country had 13,649 cases of the variant on December 31, with NHS Lothian and NHS Lanarkshire also showing high numbers.