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NHS Highland records 14 new Covid-19 coronavirus infections in the past day, figures from Public Health Scotland reveal

By Philip Murray

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Coronavirus update.
Coronavirus update.

FOURTEEN new Covid-19 infections were detected across the NHS Highland area in the past 24 hours.

The health board region’s cumulative number of cases since the start of the pandemic increased from 3709 to 3723 when the latest daily figures were released by the Scottish Government on Monday afternoon.

NHS Highland hospitals were treating 36 people for the virus last night – a total unchanged since Sunday’s update. The number in intensive care was also static, at six.

Across Scotland there were 752 positive tests for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. This represented 8.6 per cent of all tests carried out in that window.

Some 2016 people were receiving treatment for coronavirus in Scottish hospitals last night – an increase of five on Sunday’s update.

Some 151 of those were in intensive care – down six.

And four further deaths were registered in the past 24 hours, although most registry offices are shut at weekends.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in Scotland, NHS Shetland and NHS Orkney each recorded one new positive test, to take their cumulative tallies to 209 and 57 respectively. NHS Eileanan Siar remained unchanged on 169.

NHS Grampian reported 46 newly confirmed infections – taking its cumulative total to 11,996.

And NHS Tayside recorded 47 new positive tests, for an overall tally of 11,595.

More than 415,000 people in Scotland have now received their first dose of the vaccine.

There have been 172,953 confirmed cases of Covid-19 across Scotland since the start of the pandemic.

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