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New Covid-19 case diagnosed in NHS Highland area

By Philip Murray

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THE NHS Highland area has recorded one positive test for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours – ending the region's run of six days without any newly confirmed cases.

The number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in the health board area since the start of the pandemic increased to 382 overnight.

The region's new case was one of 30 positive tests recorded across Scotland in the past 24 hours.

As well as the new case in the NHS Highland area there were three new diagnoses in NHS Grampian and a further five in NHS Tayside.

However, there was better news in Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles, all of which continued their long run of days without any freshly diagnosed cases.

Nationally, the number of people with Covid-19 who were receiving treatment in hospitals continued to fall – down from 260 to 255 – but the number of those in intensive care rose from two to four.

Scotland's recent run without any fatalities among those who have tested positive continued for another day.

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