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Coronavirus update: Aberdeenshire cases continue to outnumber Aberdeen city

By David Porter

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In Scotland in the last 24 hours there have been a total of 1357 positive cases which equates to 5.7 per cent of those tested overall.

NHS Greater Glasgow saw 433 cases, Lanarkshire 267 , Lothian 163, Fife 148 and 101 in Tayside with the remaining 245 cases across the rest Scotland.

In the NHS Grampian area there were 50 cases and 13 in NHS Highland.

A total of 56 deaths were also recorded in Scotland with Covid-19 as a contributing factor in the last 24 hours.

In Aberdeenshire in the last seven days to November 10 there have been 108 cases (41.3 per 100,000) with over half of those centred in an around Peterhead.

In Aberdeen city for the same time period there were 94 cases (41.1 per 100,000)

As Fife, Perth and Kinross and Angus moved up to Level 3 today, deputy First Minister John Swinney said at the daily briefing: "People in Level 3 areas should remember not to travel out of their area without good reason and vice-versa.

"Nobody likes these restrictions but they are essential."

Following discussions with health boards there is current speculation that some areas in west-central Scotland could be moved up to Level 4 next Tuesday as rates of infection are not slowing.

It was confirmed that a mobile Covid-19 testing centre will be remaining on site at Dales Park Pavilion in Peterhead until next Tuesday.

It will then revert being on site each Monday and anyone displaying symptoms should book a test via the Government website.

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