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54 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Moray within the last seven days


By Jonathan Clark

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Coronavirus update.
Coronavirus update.

FIFTY-FOUR new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Moray within the last week, taking the area's total since the outbreak began to 1344.

This represents an increase on the 26 cases confirmed last week. Many of these cases will be linked to an outbreak at Walkers in Aberlour.

No more deaths have been recorded, with the death toll since the outbreak began remaining 38. Of these, nine have had the virus mentioned on their death certificate, while 29 tested positive for Covid-19 and passed away within 28 days.

The number of negative tests confirmed since March 14 is 554, an increase on the 483 who were confirmed as having tested negative in last week's update.

NHS Grampian – which includes Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City – has now confirmed 14,125 cases of coronavirus since the outbreak began. That's an increase of 229 on the 13,896 reported last week.

Moray neighbourhood update

Six "neighbourhood areas" in Moray had at least three confirmed cases of Covid-19 between March 14 and March 21.

These were Elgin Cathedral to Ashgrove and Pinefield (seven); Findhorn, Kinloss and Pluscarden Valley (five); South Speyside and the Cabrach (five); North Speyside (four); Fochabers, Aultmore, Clochan and Ordiquish (four) and Keith and Fife Keith (three).

The signs of the outbreak at Walkers may not be clear until next week's update.

An area will only be highlighted on the map if it has three more confirmed cases of Covid-19.

The spread of Covid-19 throughout Moray.
The spread of Covid-19 throughout Moray.

You can view the interactive map by clicking HERE.

Scotland-wide update

Today's daily update shows 635 people in Scotland have tested positive for coronavirus overnight, with three deaths of people who tested positive for the virus confirmed.

During the week ending March 24, 31,336 people were newly-tested with 4307 testing positive for the first time. That's an increase on the 4074 people who tested positive last week from 30,253 tests.

Since the outbreak began, 1,786,561 people in Scotland have been tested at least once, with 215,075 positive and 1,571,486 negative.

During the week ending March 21, 65 deaths were registered where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. That's a reduction on the 104 deaths confirmed the week prior.

That takes Scotland's death toll since the outbreak began to 9971. A total of 7562 of those died after testing positive for Covid-19.

A total of 31 people are in intensive care in relation to Covid-19, with 321 patients in hospital.

In total, 14,770 patients who have tested positive for Covid-19 have been released from hospital since March 5, 2020.

Cases by local authority

+ is number of cases confirmed within the last week

Glasgow City: 39,660 (+665)

North Lanarkshire: 20,884 (+398)

South Lanarkshire: 18,120 (+255)

Edinburgh City: 16,281 (+302)

Fife: 10,628 (+235)

Renfrewshire: 10,115 (+154)

West Lothian: 7145 7509 (+364)

Aberdeen City: 6835 (+80)

Dundee City: 6618 (+159)

Falkirk: 6157 6314 (+157)

North Ayrshire: 6100 (+112)

East Ayrshire: 6049 (+61)

Aberdeenshire: 5575 (+95)

East Dunbartonshire: 4930 (+57)

East Renfrewshire: 4596 (+82)

Perth and Kinross: 4313 (+108)

West Dunbartonshire: 4272 (+80)

Dumfries and Galloway: 4125 (+29)

South Ayrshire: 4089 (+59)

Highland: 3435 (+47)

Stirling: 3243 (+48)

Midlothian: 3107 (+63)

Angus: 3010 (+26)

Inverclyde: 2913 (+24)

Scottish Borders: 2857 (+3)

East Lothian: 2756 (+47)

Clackmannanshire: 2194 (+38)

Argyll and Bute: 1421 (+5)

MORAY: 1344 (+54)

Na h-Eileanan Siar: 294 (+3)

Shetland: 229 (+10)

Orkney: 71 (+1)


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