Coronavirus cases in Highlands jump again with 29 now confirmed
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
Common symptoms include:
- high temperature or fever
- a persistent cough
- shortness of breath
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.