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Scotland Reports Record New Covid Infections in Warning for U.K.

Scotland reported a record number of daily coronavirus infections after restrictions were lifted and schools reopened. 

There were 6,835 cases in the past 24 hours, more than at any time since the pandemic began and twice the number a week ago. That also was a reflection of a record number of tests carried out, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said at a briefing on Friday. One third of new cases in Scotland are among those people who are vaccinated, she said.