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Covid update: Aberdeenshire cases show no signs of slowing


By David Porter

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Scotland today saw a drop in positive cases as a total of 2309 were recorded in the last 24 hours compared to 2649 the previous day.

This equated to 8.1 per cent of those tested (11.3 the previous day).

The NHS Greater Glasgow area saw 692 (660) cases, Lanarkshire 390 (389) and Lothian 220 (357)357 while NHS Grampian recorded 192 (302) and NHS Highland saw 58 (100) cases.

A total of 93 (78) deaths were also recorded in Scotland with Covid-19 as a contributing factor in the last 24 hours.

Cases have also appeared again in the Turriff area
Cases have also appeared again in the Turriff area

Public Health Scotland's most up to date figures cover the seven days between December 30 and January 5 show Aberdeenshire recorded 770 positive cases (up from 763 the previous day) which equated to 13.1 per cent of all tests carried out (up from 12.9 per cent) and a positive test rate per 100,000 population of 294.8 (up from 292.1)

For the same time period, Aberdeen City saw 686 cases (down from 689) equating to 12.0 per cent of all tests (equal to previous day) and positive test rate of 300.0 per 100,000 (down from 301.3).

Figures for Aberdeenshire now show that no area is without cases, Turriff and adjacent Auchterless now indicating a rise overnight to six from baseline suppressed status.

Cromar has recorded some of the highest figures for Aberdeenshire.
Cromar has recorded some of the highest figures for Aberdeenshire.

By overall case numbers, the largest number of incidents are found in the Longside and Cromar/Kildrummy areas where 35+ have been recorded in the last seven days.



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