The number of COVID-19 patients in Scottish hospitals hit its highest for 13 months, according to new figures released on March 10.
Figures show that 1,636 people with COVID-19 were in the hospital on March 9, up 127 on the previous day.
The latest number is higher than the Omicron peak of 1,571 in January.
In January 2021, hospital numbers peaked at 2,053.
The new figures also showed that the Scottish government recorded 14,387 new cases, bringing the total to 1,561,034.
Scotland also recorded 41 new deaths, bringing the tally to 10,947.
Scottish Health Secretary Humza Yousaf described the rising COVID-19 cases as “concerning and a reminder that COVID is still with us.”
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