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NHS Highland area goes six days without fresh positive tests for coronavirus

By Philip Murray

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SIX days have now passed since the latest reported positive test for Covid-19 in the NHS Highland area.

The health board area's cumulative number of confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic remained at 381 when the latest daily update was published this afternoon.

Across Scotland there were 17 new positive tests recorded in the past 24 hours.

In the wider north of Scotland, there were once again no further new cases in Orkney, Shetland or the Western Isles, but Grampian recorded a further two positive tests to take its cumulative total to 1448.

Nationally, Scotland went another day without registering any deaths among people who have tested positive for the virus.

The number of people being treated in Scotland's hospitals for the virus also remained unchanged on 260, with two of those in intensive care.

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