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NHS Highland health board area records 104 new coronavirus cases; rise came as 2802 new Covid-19 infections were detected in Scotland over the past day


By Philip Murray

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ANOTHER 104 people have tested positive for Covid-19 across the NHS Highland area in the past day.

The region’s cumulative number of cases since the start of the pandemic rose from 7326 to 7430 in the past day.

Ten people were receiving treatment for Covid-19 in NHS Highland’s hospitals last night – a figure unchanged from yesterday, but double what it was at the weekend.

There were 2802 new positive tests for the virus in Scotland over the past 24 hours. This represented eight per cent of all people tested in the country over that period.

The number of people receiving treatment for the virus in Scottish hospitals last night stood at 401 – up 14 from yesterday, and 55 higher than Tuesday.

Some 38 patients were in intensive care – this was a rise of four from Wednesday, and six higher than on Tuesday.

Sadly four further deaths have been registered among people who tested positive for the virus in the past 28 days.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the north of Scotland, NHS Orkney detected nine new cases overnight to take its running total to 116.

NHS Shetland’s figure rose by four, to 279, and NHS Eileanan Siar’s increased by one, to 319.

Another 218 confirmed cases were reported across NHS Grampian, which has now detected 19,955 infections.

And NHS Tayside’s running total rose by 309, and now stands at 23,269.

There have now been 306,449 known cases across Scotland since the beginning of the pandemic.

More than 3.9 million Scots have now had their first vaccination jag, while almost 2.83 million have had their second.

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