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NHS Highland region detects 11 further coronavirus infections; rise came as 478 fresh Covid-19 cases were registered across Scotland during the past 24 hours


By Philip Murray

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ELEVEN new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded across the NHS Highland area in the past 24 hours.

The region’s cumulative number of confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic rose from 5287 to 5298 when Public Health Scotland released the latest daily figures on Tuesday.

Across Scotland there were 478 new cases of the virus over the past 24 hours – or 3.1 per cent of all those Scots tested during that time window.

One-hundred-and-six people were receiving treatment for the virus in Scotland’s hospitals last night – down four from Monday.

Of those, 10 were in intensive care. This was up two.

No fresh deaths have been recorded among people who tested positive for the virus in the previous 28 days.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the north, there were again no new cases in NHS Shetland or NHS Orkney. However, NHS Eileanan Siar detected its first new case for more than a fortnight.

Five new cases were reported across NHS Grampian over the past day, taking its cumulative total to 15,476.

And there were 35 fresh infections across NHS Tayside, for a running tally of 15,245.

There have now been 236,389 known cases of Covid-19 across the whole of Scotland since the pandemic first began.

Almost 3.27 million people have now had their first Covid vaccination jag in Scotland, while more than 2.075 million have received their second.

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