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142 cases of coronavirus confirmed within the last week in Moray


By Jonathan Clark

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Coronavirus update.
Coronavirus update.

142 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Moray within the last week, taking the area's total since the outbreak began to 2132.

This is an increase on the 87 cases confirmed last week. Meanwhile, 460 negative Covid-19 tests have been confirmed since July 7.

According to Public Health Scotland figures, 47 of the cases were confirmed on Monday, July 12. This represents the most cases Moray has confirmed in one day during the pandemic.

With no new deaths recorded, the number of people to have died due to Covid-19 in Moray remains 40.

Of those 40, 30 have tested positive for Covid-19 and passed away within 28 days, while 10 had the virus mentioned on their death certificate.

NHS Grampian – which includes Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City – has now confirmed 21,138 cases of coronavirus since the outbreak began.

That's an increase of 1399 since last week's update.

Neighbourhood areas

Fifteen "neighbourhood areas" in Moray confirmed three or more cases of Covid-19 between July 5 and July 11.

Cases are fairly well spread out throughout the area, with 28 in Elgin, 16 in Buckie, 13 in Lossiemouth and seven in Forres.

Other areas with cases are: Rafford, Dallas, Dyke to Dava (11), Findhorn, Kinloss and Pluscarden Valley (5), Heldon West, Fogwatt to Inchberry (4), North Speyside (3), Burghead, Roseisle and Laich (3), Lhanbryde, Urquhart, Pitgavney and seaward (3).

The spread of coronavirus throughout Moray.
The spread of coronavirus throughout Moray.

You can view the interactive map by clicking HERE.

Scotland-wide update

Across Scotland in the last week, 50,720 people were newly-tested for Covid-19 with 17,555 testing positive for the first time.

Since the outbreak began, 2,365,322 people in Scotland have been tested at least once, with 321,202 positive and 2,044,120 negative.

During the week ending July 11, 30 deaths were registered where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. That's up by nine on last week's total of 21.

Scotland's death toll from coronavirus is 10,220. A total of 7772 people have died after testing positive for Covid-19.

A total of 46 people are in intensive care in relation to Covid-19, with 515 patients in hospital.

In total, 16,847 patients who have tested positive for Covid-19 have been released from hospital since March 5, 2020.

Cases by local authority

Glasgow City: 56,187

Edinburgh City: 30,390

North Lanarkshire: 28,118

South Lanarkshire: 23,286

Fife: 17,316

Renfrewshire: 14,439

Dundee City: 11,948

West Lothian: 11,050

Aberdeen City: 10,598

Falkirk: 8931

East Ayrshire: 8539

North Ayrshire: 8217

Aberdeenshire: 7989

Perth and Kinross: 7387

East Dunbartonshire: 7317

East Renfrewshire: 6972

West Dunbartonshire: 6125

Midlothian: 5945

South Ayrshire: 5910

Highland: 5556

East Lothian: 5386

Angus: 5374

Dumfries and Galloway: 5033

Stirling: 4547

Inverclyde: 4166

Scottish Borders: 4156

Clackmannanshire: 3276

Argyll and Bute: 2248

MORAY: 2132

Na h-Eileanan Siar: 330

Shetland: 308

Orkney: 133


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