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115 new cases of coronavirus confirmed within the last week in Moray


By Jonathan Clark

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Coronavirus update.
Coronavirus update.

A TOTAL of 115 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Moray within the last week, taking the area's total since the outbreak began to 2717.

This is an increase on the 83 cases confirmed in last week's update.

A total of 702 people have tested negative for Covid-19 since August 17, up from 582 last week.

The number of people in the area to have died due to Covid-19 since the outbreak began remains 42.

Of those 42, 32 have tested positive for Covid-19 and passed away within 28 days, while 10 had the virus mentioned on their death certificate.

NHS Grampian – which includes Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City – has now confirmed 25,702 cases of coronavirus since the outbreak began – up 1249 from last week's update.

Moray neighbourhood update

Fourteen different 'neighbourhood areas' in Moray confirmed at least three cases of coronavirus between August 16 and August 22.

Elgin is the worst hit town, with 26 cases of the virus, while Lossiemouth has 14 and Buckie has 13.

Keith and Fife Keith recorded four cases, with fewer than three in Forres.

Other areas with cases of the virus are: Heldon West, Fogwatt to Inchberry (10) Lhanbryde, Urquhart, Pitgavney and seaward (eight), Rafford, Dallas, Dyke to Dava (six), Burghead, Roseisle and Laich (four), Cullen, Portknockie, Fondochty, Drybridge and Berryhillock (four), Rural Keith and Strathisla (three) and Fochabers, Aultmore, Clochan and Ordiquish (three).

The spread of coronavirus throughout Moray.
The spread of coronavirus throughout Moray.

You can view the interactive map which covers the whole of Moray HERE.

Covid-19 vaccination update

Covid-19 vaccine update.
Covid-19 vaccine update.

The number of people aged 18 plus fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in Moray is 67,141, which is 86.6 per cent of the area's adults.

In the last week, 649 people have been given their second jab.

A total of 71,554 (92.3 per cent of Moray's adult population) have received one dose of a vaccine.

Across the NHS Grampian health board region, 89.5 per cent of adults (423,671 people) have received a first dose, with 81.1 per cent (384,093 people) having been fully vaccinated.

In Scotland, 4,088,894 people have received their first jab and 3,603,429 people have received both.

Covid-19 cases by local authority

Glasgow City: 66,675

Edinburgh City: 38,342

North Lanarkshire: 34,468

South Lanarkshire: 29,193

Fife: 22,323

Renfrewshire: 17,310

Dundee City: 13,903

West Lothian: 13,642

Aberdeen City: 12,827

Falkirk: 10,792

North Ayrshire: 10,124

Aberdeenshire: 10,099

East Ayrshire: 9934

East Dunbartonshire: 9140

Perth and Kinross: 8817

East Renfrewshire: 8535

Highland: 7956

West Dunbartonshire: 7915

Dumfries and Galloway: 7358

Midlothian: 7271

South Ayrshire: 7238

East Lothian: 7082

Angus: 6443

Stirling: 5673

Inverclyde: 5397

Scottish Borders: 5326

Clackmannanshire: 4078

Argyll and Bute: 3413

MORAY: 2717

Na h-Eileanan Siar: 520

Shetland: 432

Orkney: 188


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