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Coronavirus cases in Highlands jump again with 29 now confirmed


By Hector MacKenzie


THE number of coronavirus cases registered in the Highlands has risen sharply overnight.

A total of 29 people have been confirmed as testing positive in the health board area – up seven from yesterday's official tally.

The Scottish death toll has risen to 25.

Figures today show a total of 11,487 Scottish tests have been concluded. Of these:

  • 10,593 tests were confirmed negative
  • 894 tests were positive
  • 25 patients who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died.

Yesterday, the Scottish test numbers recorded that a total of 10,676 tests had been concluded. Of these 9957 tests were confirmed negative, 719 were positive and a total of 22 patients who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) had died.

Protect yourself and others:

  • stay at home
  • only go outside for essential food, health and work reasons
  • stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people
  • wash your hands regularly
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home

Coronavirus symptoms

Common symptoms include:

  • high temperature or fever
  • a persistent cough
  • shortness of breath

Health advice

Health advice can be found on NHS Inform.

A free helpline can give advice if you do not have symptoms, but are looking for general advice: 0800 028 2816.

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