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Covid update: Overall Scottish numbers show upward trend again which is reflected in the NHS Grampian area

By David Porter

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Scotland saw a rise again in positive cases as a total of 1875 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours compared to 1782 the previous day.

This equated to 12.0 per cent of those tested (11.5 the previous day).

The NHS Greater Glasgow area saw 607 (594) cases, Lanarkshire 280 (307) and Lothian 214 (174) while NHS Grampian recorded 136 (121) and NHS Highland saw 57 (67) cases.

A total of 54 new deaths were also recorded in Scotland with Covid-19 as a contributing factor in the last 24 hours.

The NHS Grampian area recorded 1484 cases in the last seven days taking the overall total to 10,314.

Logie Durno is the latest area to see a rise in cases
Logie Durno is the latest area to see a rise in cases

Public Health Scotland's most up to date figures cover the seven days between January 3 and January 9 show Aberdeenshire recorded 664 positive cases (down from 734 the previous day) which equated to 11.1 per cent of all tests carried out (down from 11.9 per cent) and a positive test rate per 100,000 population of 254.2 (down from 277.2)

For the same time period, Aberdeen City saw 649 cases (down from 685) equating to 11.2 per cent of all tests (down from 11.6) and positive test rate of 283.8 per 100,000 (up from 281.0).

In the daily area figures the first tentative signs of case numbers starting to decline were seen with most areas either remaining static or showing slight drop of one or two cases.

The notable exception continued to be Cromar where numbers continued their slow climb upwards and the Durno/Chapel of Garioch area where numbers have also continued a steady day by day increase.

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