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No confirmed coronavirus cases in NHS Highland area for four days now

By Philip Murray

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FOUR days have now passed since the NHS Highland area last reported a positive test for Covid-19.

The overall number of confirmed cases of the virus in the Highlands remained at 375 when the Scottish Government issued its daily update this afternoon.

Covid-19 update.
Covid-19 update.

The number of those who tested positive who were receiving hospital treatment also remained unchanged in the Highlands overnight, which stayed at six.

The figures came as the Scottish Government revealed that only five positive tests for the virus were recorded in the nation in the past 24 hours.

Sadly, one further death was reported, taking the overall number of fatalities among people who tested positive for the virus to 2487.

The Highlands, NHS Tayside, Orkney, Shetland and Eileanan Siar all reported no new positive tests since yesterday.

But not all of Scotland's northern health boards went the past 24 hours without fresh cases, as NHS Grampian reported two of Scotland's five new diagnoses. Grampian has now recorded 1423 positive tests since the start of the pandemic.

However, NHS Grampian's number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients fell by two to 43.

A fall was also experienced across the whole of Scotland. Last night 432 people were being treated in the nation's hospitals for confirmed Covid-19 – down slightly from the previous day's 439. The number of those in intensive care fell from five to four, and there was also a fall among the number of people in ICUs with suspected coronavirus – which dropped from 12 to five.

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