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What's the Covid rate where you live?

What's the Covid rate where you live?

What's the Covid rate where you live?

THE seven day Covid rate across Highland Council has fallen to below 100 new infections per 100,000 people, but Caithness had at least 26 fresh cases.


North MSP welcomes new £7m fund for B&Bs and self-caterers

North MSP welcomes new £7m fund for B&Bs and self-caterers

North MSP welcomes new £7m fund for B&Bs and self-caterers

Edward Mountain MSP has welcomed the launch of a new £7m fund to support B&Bs and self-catering properties impacted by Covid-19 restrictions.


Lybster-based group serve up a welcome breath of fresh air

Lybster-based group serve up a welcome breath of fresh air

Lybster-based group serve up a welcome breath of fresh air

Caithness Community Connections have been serving up around 80 hot meals a day for many local residents struggling with another lockdown.


46 new positive tests for Covid-19

46 new positive tests for Covid-19

46 new positive tests for Covid-19

NHS Highland has recorded a further 46 positive tests for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.


New figures show 25 positive Covid tests in Thurso and north-west Caithness

New figures show 25 positive Covid tests in Thurso and north-west Caithness

New figures show 25 positive Covid tests in Thurso and north-west Caithness

There were 25 positive tests for Covid in Thurso and the north-west of the county in the latest seven-day period recorded by Public Health Scotland.


42 new registered Covid-19 cases in NHS Highland area

42 new registered Covid-19 cases in NHS Highland area

42 new registered Covid-19 cases in NHS Highland area

There have been 42 additional confirmed coronavirus cases in the NHS Highland area in the past 24 hours, new figures have shown.


NHS Highland asks visitors to wear fluid resistant surgical masks

NHS Highland asks visitors to wear fluid resistant surgical masks

NHS Highland asks visitors to wear fluid resistant surgical masks

NHS Highland is asking hospital visitors to wear fluid resistant surgical masks to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.


Highlands has record number of Covid patients in intensive care

Highlands has record number of Covid patients in intensive care

Highlands has record number of Covid patients in intensive care

EIGHT Covid patients in the NHS Highland area are now in intensive care – the highest local number of the entire pandemic.


Safety fears over move to allow students to shadow ambulance staff

Safety fears over move to allow students to shadow ambulance staff

Safety fears over move to allow students to shadow ambulance staff

SHOCKED health workers fear lives could be at risk after ambulance bosses ordered them to take students into vehicles in Caithness and Sutherland.


Charity warns against vaccine scams on the elderly

Charity warns against vaccine scams on the elderly

Charity warns against vaccine scams on the elderly

Age Scotland is warning older people to be on the look-out for Covid related scams after recent reports of 'heartless' tricks.


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