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Six weeks without a coronavirus-related death in Moray, 12 days without a confirmed case

By Jonathan Clark

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Coronavirus update.
Coronavirus update.

NO new coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in Moray for the sixth-straight week, with the number of cases remaining at 90.

The number of Moray residents who have died, who had coronavirus mentioned on their death certificate, remained at 20 for the sixth week running, according to the National Records of Scotland, with no deaths between July 20 and July 26.

The last case of coronavirus in the area was confirmed on July 17, 12 days ago, new data released by the Scottish Government has shown (more below).

The Scottish Government's newly-released data also shows 13 of the 20 deaths in Moray were residents who tested positive for coronavirus and died within 28 days. Coronavirus was on the death certificate of the other seven, who did not necessarily test positive.

There were no newly-reported deaths in Aberdeenshire or Aberdeen City between July 20 and July 26, meaning the Grampian health board's death total remains 260 since the outbreak began.

Of those, 123 were residents of Aberdeen City, 117 of Aberdeenshire and 20 of Moray.

One new case of coronavirus has been confirmed across the NHS Grampian region, taking the total to 1446.

More on the Scottish Government's newly-released data and dashboard

The Scottish Government's newly-released dashboard is the most in-depth yet, showing the exact date of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in each local authority.

For the first time, the number of tests per local authority has been shown.

A total of 5583 coronavirus tests have been taken in Moray since the outbreak began, with 90 positive and 5493 negative.

As stated, 13 of those who tested positive went on to die within 28 days.

The figures show 1.6 per cent of those tested in Moray returned a positive result – only Orkney and Na h-Eileanan Siar have smaller percentages.

Newly-released coronavirus figures for Moray.
Newly-released coronavirus figures for Moray.

We will continue to provide a weekly update on all figures on a Wednesday, but you can check the dashboard out daily HERE.

Scotland-wide update

Across Scotland, eight people died with coronavirus between July 20 and July 26, taking the total to 4201, according to NRS figures. These numbers include all deaths where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate, even if the person hadn't tested positive for covid-19.

Eight deaths is a slight rise on six between July 13 and July 19, but is the second lowest total since the outbreak began.

The Scottish Government's daily update showed 2491 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus.

This means, across Scotland, there has been one death in the last two weeks where the patient had tested positive for coronavirus and died within 28 days.

In total, 352,494 people in Scotland have been tested through NHS labs and regional testing centres, with 333,914 negative tests and 18,580 positive. A total of 4156 have been discharged from hospital after testing positive.

Coronavirus deaths by local authority

Glasgow City: 648

City of Edinburgh: 427

South Lanarkshire: 315

North Lanarkshire: 270

Renfrewshire: 206

Fife: 203

Dundee City: 169

East Dunbartonshire: 137

Falkirk: 136

West Dunbartonshire: 124

Aberdeen City: 123

Midlothian: 118

Inverclyde: 117

Aberdeenshire: 117

South Ayrshire: 112

North Ayrshire: 107

East Renfrewshire: 100

West Lothian: 100

East Lothian: 82

Angus: 76

East Ayrshire: 75

Scottish Borders: 74

Perth and Kinross: 70

Argyll and Bute: 64

Stirling: 55

Highland: 51

Clackmannanshire: 48

Dumfries and Galloway: 47


Shetland: 7

Orkney: 2

Na h-Eileanan Siar: 0

Coronavirus cases by local authority

Glasgow City: 2561

Edinburgh City: 1815

North Lanarkshire: 1394

South Lanarkshire: 1363

Dundee City: 973

Fife: 941

Aberdeen City: 840

Renfrewshire: 689

Falkirk: 662

Midlothian: 553

East Dunbartonshire: 527

West Lothian: 507

Aberdeenshire: 496

Angus: 463

East Ayrshire: 449

West Dunbartonshire: 428

North Ayrshire: 409

South Ayrshire: 398

Inverclyde: 368

East Renfrewshire: 364

Scottish Borders: 347

Perth and Kinross: 343

Dumfries and Galloway: 301

East Lothian: 277

Stirling: 231

Highland: 214

Clackmannanshire: 200

Argyll and Bute: 165


Shetland: 54

Orkney: 9

Na h-Eileanan Siar: 7

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