128 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Moray in last seven days
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A TOTAL of 128 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Moray within the last seven days, taking the area's total since the outbreak began to 544.
This is by far the highest weekly total Moray has seen during the pandemic and is more than double the 56 cases confirmed in last Wednesday's update.
The 56 cases confirmed last week were a record high at the time, with 51 confirmed the week prior.
There has been a slight increase in the testing numbers across the area, with 595 negative tests having been returned by Moray residents since December 29. In the week prior, 505 negative tests were returned.
There have been no more coronavirus-related deaths in Moray, with the total remaining at 22.
NHS Grampian – which includes Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City – has now confirmed 9177 cases of coronavirus since the outbreak began. That's an increase of 1567 on the 7610 reported last week.
Moray neighbourhood update
Thirteen neighbourhood areas in Moray have more than three confirmed cases of coronavirus.
A total of 20 cases have been confirmed in the Burghead, Roseisle and Laich neighbourhood area, with 16 in the Heldon West, Fogwatt to Inchberry area.
Lhanbryde, Urquhart, Pitgavney and seaward has 11 cases, while Cullen, Portknockie, Findochty, Drybridge and Berryhillock has 10.
In the main towns, there are 14 cases in Lossiemouth (eight Lossie West, six Lossie East and seatown), at least 12 in Elgin (seven in New Elgin West, five in New Elgin East), nine in Keith and Fife Keith, at least five in Forres (Forres South West and mannachie) and at least three in Buckie (Buckie central east).
Findhorn, Kinloss and Pluscarden Valley has recorded seven cases of the virus, with Rafford, Dallas, Dyke to Dava having recorded three.
The map below shows the spread of the virus across Moray.
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Today's daily update shows 2039 people in Scotland have tested positive for coronavirus overnight, with 68 deaths of people who tested positive for the virus confirmed.
During the week ending January 6, 50,089 people were newly-tested with 16,235 testing positive for the first time. The week prior, 38,332 people were newly-tested with 9275 positive.
Since the outbreak began, 1,414,764 people in Scotland have been tested at least once, with 141,066 positive and 1,273,698 confirmed negative.
The last death total was provided on December 20, showing 6298 across Scotland have died since the outbreak began.
A total of 95 people were in intensive care on January 5 in relation to covid-19. On the same day, 1384 covid-19 patients were in hospital.
In total, 9622 patients who have tested positive for covid-19 have been released from hospital since March 5.
Cases by local authority
Glasgow City: 26,860 (+2184)
North Lanarkshire: 13,590 (+1,399)
South Lanarkshire: 12,724 (+994)
Edinburgh City: 11,467 (+1207)
Fife: 6980 (+803)
Renfrewshire: 6726 (+787)
Dundee City: 4738 (+595)
Aberdeen City: 4727 (+679)
West Lothian: 4616 (+326)
East Ayrshire: 3823 (+451)
North Ayrshire: 3809 (+708)
Aberdeenshire: 3611 (+756)
East Dunbartonshire: 3441 (+326)
Falkirk: 3196 (+486)
East Renfrewshire: 3167 (+334)
West Dunbartonshire: 2741 (+241)
Perth and Kinross: 2726 (+402)
South Ayrshire: 2700 (+306)
Dumfries and Galloway: 2413 (+822)
Midlothian: 2052 (+192)
Scottish Borders: 2013 (+506)
Angus: 1868 (+298)
Inverclyde: 1861 (+426)
Stirling: 1850 (+121)
East Lothian: 1797 (+167)
Highland: 1674 (+532)
Clackmannanshire: 1211 (+110)
Argyll and Bute: 942 (+82)
MORAY: 544 (+128)
Shetland: 163 (+51)
Na h-Eileanan Siar: 107 (+12)
Orkney: 41 (+2)