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NHS Highland records third day without new positive tests for coronavirus


By Philip Murray

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THE NHS Highland area has recorded no fresh confirmed cases of Covid-19 for the past three days, the Scottish Government's daily update has shown.

The total number of positive tests in the NHS Highland board area has remained static at 374.

The news came as 17 fresh positive tests were registered across Scotland as a whole.

However, no further fatalities were recorded in the past 24 hours – marking the first midweek day where this has occurred since the early days of the pandemic back on March 20. The death toll among those who tested positive is still 2482.

Previous days without reports of any fatalities all came on or immediately after weekends, when registration of case numbers normally falls.

Elsewhere, there was also a fall in the number of Scots being treated in the country's hospitals with confirmed coronavirus, which dropped from 472 on Thursday to 467 last night.

In other parts of northern Scotland, the Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles health boards continued their run of days without fresh positive tests.

NHS Grampian reported three new cases, taking its overall number of positive tests to 1417. Although, the number of patients in its hospitals being treated for Covid-19 fell by three, to 46.


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