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Confirmed coronavirus cases in the Highlands increase again with 29 now confirmed


By Hector MacKenzie

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The number of coronavirus cases registered in the Highlands has risen sharply overnight.
The number of coronavirus cases registered in the Highlands has risen sharply overnight.

THE number of coronavirus cases registered in the Highlands has risen sharply overnight.

A total of 29 people have been confirmed as testing positive in the health board area – up seven from yesterday's official tally.

The Scottish death toll has risen to 25.

Figures today show a total of 11,487 Scottish tests have been concluded. Of these:

  • 10,593 tests were confirmed negative
  • 894 tests were positive
  • 25 patients who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died.

Yesterday, the Scottish test numbers recorded that a total of 10,676 tests had been concluded. Of these 9957 tests were confirmed negative, 719 were positive and a total of 22 patients who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) had died.

Protect yourself and others:

  • stay at home
  • only go outside for essential food, health and work reasons
  • stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people
  • wash your hands regularly
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home

Coronavirus symptoms

Common symptoms include:

  • high temperature or fever
  • a persistent cough
  • shortness of breath

Health advice

Health advice can be found on NHS Inform.

A free helpline can give advice if you do not have symptoms, but are looking for general advice: 0800 028 2816.

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