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NHS Highland health board area records three new coronavirus cases in the past day; rise came as Scotland detected 273 new Covid-19 infections

By Philip Murray

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THREE more Covid cases have been detected across the NHS Highland region.

The health board area's cumulative number of confirmed infections rose from 5096 to 5099 when Wednesday's daily update was published.

There were 273 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, or 1.3 per cent of those tested during that window.

Some 107 people were receiving treatment for the coronavirus in Scottish hospitals last night – up one.

And 14 of those were in intensive care, which was also up one from Tuesday.

Sadly, one more person who tested positive in the past 28 days has subsequently died.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the north of Scotland, there were once again no new cases of the virus in NHS Shetland, NHS Orkney or NHS Eileanan Siar.

Nineteen fresh infections were registered in NHS Grampian, for a running total of 14,833.

And 13 positive tests were recorded across NHS Tayside, which has now detected 14,586 overall cases.

There have been 224,365 known Covid-19 infections over the whole of Scotland since the pandemic began.

A total of 2,752,575 people have now received their first vaccination jag in Scotland, and 847,655 have had their second.

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