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32 more confirmed coronavirus cases in Highlands

By Andrew Dixon

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the NHS Highland area has risen by 32, according to new Scottish Government figures.

After providing daily updates of the total confirmed coronavirus cases for each NHS board area in Scotland for the past three months, the government delivered its previous area update last Sunday.

They have used the time since to evaluate and include confirmed cases at UK government regional testing centres (RTCs) – such as the one at Inverness Campus – to figures usually provided from NHS Scotland labs.

The RTC at the campus opened in April and it is not known how many of the new 32 cases were registered there or when they were recorded.

The new cases take the area's overall tally to 373.

NHS Highland had five patients with Covid-19 in its hospitals last night, none of which were in intensive care.

Since yesterday, 11 new cases have been confirmed in Scotland, taking the total to 18,077.

And 2464 people who tested positive have died across the country since the outbreak began – an increase of two on the same point yesterday.

Elsewhere in the north, NHS Grampian has had a total of 1410 cases and has 50 patients with Covid-19 in its hospitals but none in intensive care.

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