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Coronavirus update: Good progress continues on virus suppression


By David Porter

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Scotland saw 289 positive cases in the last 24 hours which equated to 1.5 per cent of those tested.

A total of five deaths were noted in the last 24 hours with Covid as a contributing factor.

The NHS Greater Glasgow area saw 94 (93) cases and Lanarkshire 52 (32).

NHS Grampian saw 22 cases (9) while NHS Highland saw two (7).

Only Ellon shows an above background level of cases.
Only Ellon shows an above background level of cases.

The NHS Grampian area recorded 169 cases in the last seven days taking the overall total to 14,519.

Public Health Scotland's most up to date figures cover the seven days between March 29 and April 4 and show Aberdeenshire recorded 72 cases which equated to 1.1 per cent of all tests carried out and a positive test rate of 27.6 per 100,000 population.

For the same time period, Aberdeen City saw 68 cases equating to 1.2 per cent of all tests and a positive test rate of 29.7 per 100,000.

In the daily area figures case numbers show continue to show suppression of the virus with only the Ellon and Ythan areas still showing above background levels.


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