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Coronavirus: Cases in Fife rise by 229 in past 24 hours

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Coronavirus: Cases in Fife now total 48,955

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    THE number of coronavirus cases in Fife has risen by 229 in the past 24 hours.
  • The total number of cases is now 48,955.
  • The number of people with COVID-19 in Fife's hospitals has risen by three to 42 while the number of people in ICU remains below five.
  • There remains only one confirmed case of the Omicron variant in Fife, there are 99 in total across Scotland.
  • In Fife, a total of 296,279 people aged 12 and over have had their first COVID-19 vaccination, 90.7 per cent of the 12 and over population.
  • There have been 268,280 people who have had their second dose, which is 82.2 per cent of the 12 and overs in the region.
  • And 146,555 Fifers have had their third dose or booster, 44.9 per cent of the 12 and over population.
  • Across Scotland, there were 3,060 new positive cases although reporting issues continue and today's figures are "higher than expected" due to a backlog of tests now being processed.
  • There were 12 new reported deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19.
  • A total of 4,355,063 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 3,962,203 have received their second dose, and 1,922,604 have received a third dose or booster.
  • Common symptoms of COVID-19 include:
  • High temperature or fever.
  • Cough.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Loss of taste or smell.
  • A free helpline has been set up for people who do not have symptoms but are looking for general advice: 0800 028 2816.