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NHS Highland area records one new case of coronavirus

By Philip Murray

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The NHS Highland area's four-day run without any fresh positive tests for Covid-19 has ended after it registered one of only eight newly confirmed cases in Scotland today.

The overall tally of confirmed coronavirus cases in the NHS Highland area rose from 374 to 375 when the latest daily update was given at 2pm.

Scotland's eight new cases took the national total to 18,236. Of those, 452 were being treated in the nation's hospitals last night, five of whom were in intensive care.

However, there were once again no fatalities recorded among those who tested positive for the virus, and the national death toll remained at 2482 for another day.

Elsewhere in the north, the health boards for Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles all recorded no new cases once again.

The NHS Grampian area registered two of Scotland's eight new cases, to take that region's tally to 1419, with 47 people in hospital.

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