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NHS Highland area records 14 new positive tests for coronavirus


By Philip Murray

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THERE have been another 14 cases of Covid-19 in the NHS Highland area.

The region's cumulative number of cases increased to 772 from 758 in the past 24 hours.

The news came as Scotland's surge in daily cases continued. In the past day the country has recorded 1246 positive tests. The figure was more than 200 higher than the previous 24 hours, and represented 16.2 per cent of all tests carried out.

A further 20 people are receiving treatment in the nation's hospitals for recently confirmed Covid-19 after the figure increased to 397 yesterday.

Of those, there were 33 people receiving treatment in intensive care – an increase of two since yesterday.

A further six people have died of Covid-19 since the last daily update.

Elsewhere in the north of Scotland, there were no new cases reported in Shetland or Orkney, although the Western Isles had three further positive tests to take its cumulative total to 56.

Sixty-eight new positive tests were detected in NHS Grampian – raising its cumulative total to 2593.

It means Scotland has now had 37,033 cases since the outbreak began in the spring.



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