NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has reported that they are facing a record number of COVID-19 patients amid an ongoing staff shortage.
As of Wednesday, the number of COVID-19 patients across Scotland reached a new record high of 2,257 while at least 2,322 people were hospitalized and 26 in intensive care.
“Our hospitals are near capacity and COVID pressures remain. Please only visit if very urgent.” Call @NHS24 on 111 before visiting our sites,” said NHSGGC’s deputy medical director Dr. Scott Davidson.
NHSGGC reported that 1,332 of its 38,000 staff were out of duty due to COVID-19 with its hospitals treating 696 COVID patients.
Remote learning has also been re-implemented in Scotland due to a rise in COVID cases among teaching staff.
“Please be assured that we would only ask pupils to do this if the situation is unavoidable, because of health and safety concerns due to staff absences, and for as short as possible,” explained Gillian Brydson the director of education in Dumfries and Galloway.
The spike in Scotish COVID cases was attributed to the BA.2 sub-variant of the Omicron strain.
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