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Three further Covid-19 infections detected across NHS Highland area; rise came as Scotland recorded 364 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours


By Philip Murray

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THREE new Covid-19 infections have been reported across the NHS Highland area in the past day.

The health board region’s cumulative number of confirmed infections since the start of the pandemic rose from 5024 to 5027 when the latest daily figures were released on Thursday afternoon. Hospitalised Covid patient numbers in NHS Highland sites were too low to appear on the official charts, owing to patient confidentiality guides.

Three-hundred-and-sixty-four new positive tests for Covid-19 were registered across Scotland since yesterday’s update – or 1.6 per cent of all tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

The number of people receiving treatment for the virus in Scottish hospitals last night stood at 174 – a fall of 18.

Of those, 21 were in intensive care. This was unchanged from the previous daily update.

Sadly, one further death was recorded among people who tested positive for the virus in the previous 28 days.

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

Thirty-seven new infections were confirmed in NHS Grampian in the past day – for a running tally of 14,556.

And NHS Tayside’s overall total rose by 26, to 14,396.

There have now been 221,146 confirmed cases of Covid-19 across Scotland since the start of the pandemic last year.

More than 2.6 million Scottish adults have now had their first vaccination jag, while over 500,000 have had their second.

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