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Three more confirmed Highland coronavirus cases as national death toll increases

By Andrew Dixon

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Three more people in the Highlands have tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

They are among 186 new cases since yesterday, taking the national figure to 1245.

The number of deaths in Scotland increased by seven to 40.

There are 36 confirmed cases in the NHS Highland area. Neighbouring Grampian has 52 cases.

The most are in the Greater Glasgow & Clyde health board area, where 376 people have been diagnosed with the disease.

So far there have been 13,133 Scottish tests carried out.

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