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Coronavirus figure for NHS Highland area goes up by one


By Philip Murray

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ONE new case of Covid-19 has been reported in the NHS Highland area in the past 24 hours.

It takes the total number of positive tests for the virus in the region to 335.

The new case came against a backdrop of 113 new positive tests across Scotland since yesterday – taking the country's total number of confirmed cases to 14,969. The true number of infections is believed to be much higher.

A further 24 deaths have been recorded across Scotland among those who tested positive for the virus, to take the total to 2245.

The number of people in Scotland receiving hospital treatment for confirmed Covid-19 fell again to 874 – down 35 from yesterday.

In the NHS Highland area there were 12 patients receiving treatment in hospital for the virus at midnight last night.

Elsewhere in the far north, there were no new cases of the virus confirmed in Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles.

In NHS Grampian there were five further positive tests for coronavirus, to take its tally to 1223. The number of people receiving treatment in its hospitals fell from 72 to 68, of whom six were in intensive care.


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