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NHS Highland area records 82 fresh positive tests for Covid-19 coronavirus in past 24 hours

By Philip Murray

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ANOTHER 82 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the NHS Highland region over the past day.

The area’s cumulative number of known infections since the start of the pandemic increased from 9901 to 9983 when Public Health Scotland published its latest daily update on Tuesday.

The number of people requiring hospital treatment for the virus in the NHS Highland area fell by two, and now stands at 14 – its lowest total for almost a week.

There were 1815 positive tests for new cases of Covid-19 across Scotland in the past 24 hours. This represented 10.6 per cent of all tests carried out in Scotland during that period.

Some 338 people were receiving hospital treatment for the virus in Scotland last night – up one from Monday.

Of those, 40 were in intensive care. This was also up by one from yesterday’s update.

And sadly nine further deaths have been recorded among people who tested positive for the virus in the past 28 days.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the north of Scotland, NHS Orkney recorded no new cases for the third day running.

There were five fresh positive tests across NHS Eileanan Siar – taking its running total to 479 – while NHS Shetland registered a solitary new case, for a cumulative total of 403.

Ninety-eight new positive tests were recorded by NHS Grampian – for an ongoing tally of 24,325.

And NHS Tayside’s figure rose by 110, to 27,760.

There have now been 367,241 known cases of the virus in Scotland since the pandemic broke out last year.

More than 4.06 million people have now received their first vaccination jag in Scotland, while over 3.48 million have had their second.

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