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REGIONAL BREAKDOWN: 800 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in past 24 hours, with 29 of them in the north and north-east

A further 29 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the north and north-east in the past 24 hours, according to the latest Scottish Government statistics.

A total of 800 people across Scotland have received positive results since yesterday.

The latest update from the Scottish Government shows the number of positive cases since the outbreak began has risen to 33,706.

The new cases represent 13.2% of newly tested individuals.

A total of 262 people are in hospital with recently confirmed Covid-19 and 25 of those are receiving treatment in intensive care.

Two new coronavirus-linked deaths have been registered in the past 24 hours.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 812,862 people in Scotland have been tested. Of these people, 779,156 were confirmed negative.

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

A regional breakdown of the data shows there have been 20 new cases in Grampian since yesterday. The north-east’s total is now 2,451.

The total of positive cases in the Highlands has risen to 728 after six new cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours.

The Western Isles has recorded a further three cases in the past 24 hours bringing the island’s total to 50.

There have been no new cases recorded in Shetland or Orkney, leaving their cumulative totals on 60 and 23 respectively.

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