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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:

•10,593tests 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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