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Confirmed coronavirus cases in Aberdeenshire decline offset by a large increase in suspected cases

By David Porter

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THE total number of cases of coronavirus confirmed the NHS Grampian area since the outbreak began reached 1200 over the weekend.

NHS Grampian has seen an increase in suspected coronavirus cases.
NHS Grampian has seen an increase in suspected coronavirus cases.

Confirmed cases have seen a day on day drop in numbers since Friday, reducing from 96 to 92 on Saturday, 89 on Sunday to 88 today.

Suspected cases have however seen a much wider fluctuation, with 53 cases on Friday, 21 on Saturday, 38 on Sunday rising to 61 today.

Seven people remain in intensive care at present.

As of this morning, there have been 14,594 positive cases confirmed in Scotland, and a total of 1427 patients are in hospital with Covid-19, 1005 of them have been confirmed as having the virus, and 422 are suspected of having it.

That represents a total increase of 119 from yesterday, however the number of confirmed cases has declined by two.

A total of 63 people were in intensive care with confirmed or suspected Covid 19.

Since March 5, a total of 3354 patients who had tested positive have been able to leave hospital.

Unfortunately in the past 24 hours, two deaths have been registered of patients who have been confirmed through a test as having the virus – that takes the total number of deaths in Scotland, under that measurement, to 2105.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today announced a "phased approach" to beginning to ease Scotland's lockdown will be published on Thursday.

The date mentioned for the easing of restrictions is May 28.

For now, the message remains: Stay home, protect the NHS, save lives.

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