Fourteen new coronavirus cases detected in NHS Highland area
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MORE than 600 people are now being treated in Scotland's hospitals for Covid-19 – after another 31 were hospitalised for the virus in the past day.
The fresh rise in hospital admissions came as Scotland detected another 1351 cases of the virus – with 14 of those positive tests being reported in the NHS Highland area.
Nationally, there was also a rise in the number of people in intensive care, increasing to 51 from 49.
And another 13 people who tested positive for the virus have died.
The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases detected in the NHS Highland area now stands at 842 following today's update.
Elsewhere in the north of Scotland, there were no new infections reported in the Western Isles, Shetland or Orkney.
But another 39 positive tests were recorded in NHS Grampian, taking its cumulative total to 2855.
There have now been 44,036 positive tests for Covid-19 across Scotland since the pandemic first began.