Covid update: NHS Grampian cases rise by nearly 50 per cent
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In Scotland in the last 24 hours there have been a total of 2649 positive cases which equates to 11.3 per cent of those tested overall.
The NHS Greater Glasgow area saw 660 cases, Lanarkshire 389 and Lothian 357 while NHS Grampian recorded 302 cases (206 previous day) and NHS Highland saw 100 cases.
A total of 78 deaths were also recorded in Scotland with Covid-19 as a contributing factor in the last 24 hours.
Public Health Scotland's most up to date figures cover the seven days between December 28 and January 3 show Aberdeenshire recorded 760 positive cases (up from 693 the previous day) which equated to 12.9 per cent of all tests carried out (equal) and a positive test rate per 100,000 population of 291.0 (up from 265.3)
For the same time period, Aberdeen City saw 682 cases (up from 650) equating to 11.9 per cent of all tests (down from 12.2) and positive test rate of 298.2 per 100,000 (up from 284.3).
NHS Grampian confirmed today that cases which had been seen during December were linked to cases at Turriff Cottage Hospital but at present the area currently remain the lowest noted in Aberdeenshire.
The Ythsie area has for the first time seen a slight drop off in case numbers for the seven days which run to January 4, however almost without exception every other area in Aberdeenshire has continued to see an increase.
Most notable in the latest figures is the Longside and Rattray area which almost doubled overnight from 19 to 36 cases, and continuing upward figures in Oldmeldrum, Banchory, Aboyne, Kintore, Insch and Rosehearty.