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24 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Moray within last seven days


By Jonathan Clark

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Coronavirus update.
Coronavirus update.

TWENTY-FOUR new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Moray since last Wednesday, taking the area's total since the outbreak began to 226.

This is the highest number of cases Moray has seen in a single week, and more than double the 11 that were confirmed in last week's update.

The three weeks prior saw 17, 16 and 18 cases confirmed respectively.

Since November 3, 407 negative covid-19 tests have been returned in Moray.

The number of deaths related to the virus in Moray has remained at 22. Of those who have died, 14 have tested positive for covid-19 and died within 28 days and eight have had covid-19 mentioned on their death certificate.

NHS Grampian – which includes Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City – has now confirmed 3706 cases of coronavirus since the outbreak began. That means 221 cases have been confirmed since last week's update, slightly more than the 217 confirmed last week.

Moray neighbourhood update

The newly-confirmed cases are spread right across Moray, with no more than four cases in one specific area.

A number of cases have been confirmed in Elgin and Buckie – with none in Forres, Keith or Lossiemouth.

As well as areas of Elgin and Buckie, the following local neighbour areas have confirmed cases of covid-19: Rafford, Dallas, Dyke to Dava; Findhorn, Kinloss and Pluscarden Valley; Heldon West, Fogwatt to Inchberry; Burghead, Roseisle and Laich; Lhanbryde, Urquhart, Pitgavney and seaward; Mosstodloch, Portgordon and seaward and Fochabers, Aultmore, Clochan and Ordiquish.

Coronavirus cases have been confirmed at three schools in Moray within the last 10 days – Forres Academy, Milne's High and Speyside High.

The areas with cases of covid-19 in Moray.
The areas with cases of covid-19 in Moray.

The full map can be viewed HERE.

Scotland-wide update

Today's daily update shows 1261 people in Scotland have tested positive for coronavirus overnight, with 64 deaths of people who tested positive for the virus confirmed.

During the week ending November 11, 46,422 people were newly-tested with 8004 testing positive for the first time. That's slightly down on the 8041 who tested positive for the first time in the week ending November 4, from 43,338 newly-tested.

Since the outbreak began, a total of 1,057,929 people in Scotland have been tested for covid-19, with 76,448 positive and 981,481 negative.

In the week ending November 8, 206 deaths were recorded where covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. That's up on the 167 who died the week prior and takes the total number of deaths to 4856 people across Scotland since the outbreak began.

Of those, 3143 tested positive and died within 28 days.

A total of 93 people are in intensive care in relation to covid-19, with 1235 in hospital.

In total, 6405 patients who have tested positive for covid-19 have been released from hospital since March 5.

Cases by local authority

+ signifies the number of new cases in the past seven days.

Glasgow City: 16,401 (+1897)

South Lanarkshire: 7799 (+857)

North Lanarkshire: 7787 (+855)

Edinburgh City: 6325 (+447)

Renfrewshire: 3504 (+492)

Fife: 3038 (+404)

West Lothian: 2682 (+345)

Dundee City: 2667 (+192)

Aberdeen City: 2168 (+72)

East Dunbartonshire: 2123 (+238)

East Ayrshire: 1972 (+213)

North Ayrshire: 1859 (+221)

Falkirk: 1732 (+126)

West Dunbartonshire: 1727 (+163)

East Renfrewshire: 1712 (+208)

South Ayrshire: 1448 (+177)

Midlothian: 1127 (+67)

Perth and Kinross: 1113 (+142)

Aberdeenshire: 1094 (+99)

Dumfries and Galloway: 1015 (+99)

Angus: 937 (+99)

Stirling: 918 (+159)

East Lothian: 872 (+62)

Inverclyde: 833 (+101)

Scottish Borders: 812 (+62)

Highland: 687 (+58)

Clackmannanshire: 548 (+41)

Argyll and Bute: 520 (+37)

MORAY: 226 (+24)

Na h-Eileanan Siar: 71 (+1)

Shetland: 70 (+1)

Orkney: 34 (+1)



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