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Covid-19 coronavirus death toll in the NHS Highland area rises by 22 in a week

By Scott Maclennan

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A total of 72 people have now died in the NHS Highland area from either confirmed or suspected Covid-19 – up from 50 seven days ago.

In the Highland Council area, which is smaller than the NHS Highland region, the total number of deaths is up eight and now stands at 30.

In total three of those deaths three were confirmed in care homes, four were at home and 24 were in hospital.

The figures have just been released by the National Records of Scotland and count when Covid-19 has been mentioned on a death certificate as a cause.

Nationally, Scotland saw a rise in deaths, up to 2272 from 1616 deaths that were registered seven days ago.

In a more detailed breakdown of the national numbers, the majority of deaths were in hospitals (1188) while 886 people died in care homes and 198 people died at home or in another setting.

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