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Scottish coronavirus cases rise to 23 yet Highlands still officially clear of COVID-19


By Hector MacKenzie


COVID-19 was first identified in December. The first case in Scotland was confirmed earlier this month.

A total of 2101 have been tested in Scotland.

Of these, 2078 have been confirmed negative and 23 positive.

Common symptoms of coronavirus include:

high temperature or fever; a cough and shortness of breath

A free helpline has been set up for people who do not have symptoms but are looking for general advice: 0800 028 2816.

Overseas visitors to Scotland, regardless of their residency status, are exempt from NHS charges for both the diagnosis and treatment of coronavirus (COVID-19).



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