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Two fresh positive tests for Covid-19 recorded in NHS Highland area; rise came as Scotland detected 231 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours

By Philip Murray

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JUST two new cases of Covid-19 were detected across the whole NHS Highland health board area in the past 24 hours.

The region’s cumulative number of cases rose from 5099 to 5101 when Thursday’s daily update was published at 2pm.

There were 231 new positive tests across Scotland in the past 24 hours. This represented 1.1 per cent of all tests carried out in the past day.

Ninety-three people were being treated in hospital for the virus last night – down 14 from yesterday.

Of those, a dozen were in intensive care. This was down two.

Sadly, three further deaths have been reported among people who tested positive for the virus in the previous 28 days.

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

Twenty-one positive tests were recorded across NHS Grampian in the past day – taking its cumulative tally to 14,854.

And NHS Tayside registered 10 new cases, for an overall total of 14,596.

There have now been 224,596 known Covid-19 infections in Scotland since the outbreak of the pandemic last year.

Some 2,755,175 people have now had their first vaccination jag, while almost 900,000 have had their second.

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