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REGIONAL BREAKDOWN: 290 new Covid-19 cases in Scotland in past 24 hours – including first new case in Western Isles for almost two weeks

In the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board area, 112 people have tested positive in the past 24 hours
In the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board area, 112 people have tested positive in the past 24 hours

A further 26 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in the past 24 hours in the north and north-east.

The statistics also include a case in the Western Isles which has since been confirmed as a false positive.

The latest update from the Scottish Government shows there have been a further 290 Covid-19 cases recorded since Wednesday – this is 4% of newly tested individuals.

A total of 52 people are in hospital with a recently confirmed case of the virus.

Five of those in hospital are receiving treatment in intensive care.

No Covid-19 related deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.

Since the start of the outbreak, a total of 707,682 people in Scotland have been tested. Of these people, 23,573 were positive and 684,109 were confirmed negative.

A total of 4,309 inpatients who tested positive for Covid-19 have been discharged from hospital since March 5.

A regional breakdown of the data shows there have been 13 new cases confirmed in the Grampian area in the past 24 hours.

Coronavirus in Scotland – track the spread in these charts and maps

There have now been 2,055 positive cases in the north-east and Moray since the pandemic began.

In the Highlands, a further 13 people have tested positive for the virus, taking the region’s total to 525.

There have been no new cases on Orkney and Shetland, with their totals remaining at 17 and 57.

The false positive recorded on the Western Isles takes their total in the official statistics to 10.

NHS Western Isles said an individual received positive results from a mainland laboratory, but was later confirmed as negative after they were retested at one of the health board’s facilities.

The largest jump in cases has been recorded in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area where 112 more people have been diagnosed with the virus in the past 24 hours.

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