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  • There have been 23 additional positive cases in Scotland, which accounts for 0.9% of people newly tested.
  • Provisional information is 15 of the 23 new cases are in the Grampian health board area.
  • The number of cases in a cluster linked to an Aberdeen pub has risen to 32.
  • No deaths were registered in the last 24 hours of people who tested positive, for the 19th day in a row. That total remains at 2,491.
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  • Thousands of Scottish pupils have received worse results than expected after the country's exam body lowered 125,000 estimated grades - a quarter of the total.
  • Education Secretary John Swinney says the results are robust and ensure the class of 2020 can say their grades have equal validity.
  • Opposition politicians have warned that there will now be a "deluge" of appeals, and accused the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) of treating the professional judgement of teachers with "contempt".
  • Volunteers are being sought for a "Scottish version" of a UK survey on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting people's social behaviour.