Omicron in Fife: Region’s confirmed cases continue to rise

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The number of confirmed omicron cases in Fife stands at 39, according to the latest data.

Cumulative figured for the region started with a single case of the highly transmissible new COVID variant on December 5.

It then doubled to two on the 15th before jumping up to 15 cases just 24 hours later.

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December 16 saw the region’s total rise to 21 and then 31 on the 17th, with a further eight cases yesterday, according to data published by the Scottish Government.

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It comes as NHSFife launched a major drive to get booster vaccines to as many Fifers as possible with walk-in clinics at its major centres amid fears the new variant will transmit rapidly.

More clinics were added today while mobile testing units are operating seven days a week.

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