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Covid update: Overall drop in Aberdeenshire's cases, but several towns see a continued increase day on day

By David Porter

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Scotland today saw a drop in positive cases as a total of 1865 were recorded in the last 24 hours compared to 2309 the previous day.

This equated to 8.7 per cent of those tested (8.1 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 93 (equal) deaths were also recorded in Scotland with Covid-19 as a contributing factor in the last 24 hours.

The NHS Grampian area has now recorded 1539 cases in the last seven days and is fast approaching 10,000 case overall with 9870 to date.

Inverurie is the lastest area to show a rise in cases
Inverurie is the lastest area to show a rise in cases

Public Health Scotland's most up to date figures cover the seven days between December 31 and January 6 show Aberdeenshire recorded 752 positive cases (down from 771 the previous day) which equated to 13.2 per cent of all tests carried out (up from 13.1 per cent) and a positive test rate per 100,000 population of 287.9 (down from 294.8)

For the same time period, Aberdeen City saw 642 cases (down from 686) equating to 12.2 per cent of all tests (12.0) and positive test rate of 280.8 per 100,000 (down from 300.0).

Figures for Aberdeenshire continue to show no falling off of cases across the north-east with Turriff and Inverurie both seeing a further rise overnight.

By overall case numbers, the largest number of cases are currently being noted in the Longside and Inverurie South area in particular where cases have risen steadily over the last week to stand at 35. Figures also remain high in the Cromar/Kildrummy areas for the statistical time period while in Stonehaven and Ellon numbers which rose previously have not yet shown signs of a decline.

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