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Covid update: NHS Grampian passes 10,000 cases with over 1500 in the last seven days


By David Porter

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Scotland saw a slight rise in positive cases as a total of 1877 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours compared to 1865 the previous day.

This equated to 10.0 per cent of those tested (8.7 the previous day).

The NHS Greater Glasgow area saw 487 (692) cases, Lanarkshire 305 (390) and Lothian 237 (220) while NHS Grampian recorded 199 (192) and NHS Highland saw 97 (58) cases.

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

The NHS Grampian area recorded 1535 cases in the last seven days taking the overall total past the 10,000 case mark to 10,057.

Cases remain at broadly the same levels throughout Aberdeenshire
Cases remain at broadly the same levels throughout Aberdeenshire

Public Health Scotland's most up to date figures cover the seven days between January 1 and January 7 show Aberdeenshire recorded 724 positive cases (down from 752 the previous day) which equated to 12.4 per cent of all tests carried out (down from 13.2 per cent) and a positive test rate per 100,000 population of 277.2 (down from 287.9)

For the same time period, Aberdeen City saw 661 cases (up from 642) equating to 11.9 per cent of all tests (down from 12.2) and positive test rate of 289.1 per 100,000 (up from 280.8).

Figures for Aberdeenshire continue to show no real falling off of cases across the north-east with each areas figures remaining static in the last few days, however there was some positives in as much as no areas recorded any further significant rises in totals which have been seen in the last week in areas which have included Inverurie, Cromar, Longside, Stonehaven, Ellon and to a lesser extent in Turriff, Banff, Oldmeldrum and Kintore.


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