72 new cases of coronavirus confirmed within the last week in Moray
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SEVENTY-TWO new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Moray within the last week, taking the area's total to 1147 since the outbreak began.
The 72 positive cases represent a slight drop on the 75 confirmed in last Wednesday's update, with no new deaths to report across the area.
Moray's death total remains 32. Of those, 24 have died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test, while eight had Covid-19 mentioned on their death certificate.
There was also a slight rise in the number of negative tests. Since February 7, 375 people have tested negative for the virus in Moray – up on 369 last week.
NHS Grampian – which includes Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City – has now confirmed 13,177 cases of coronavirus since the outbreak began. That's an increase of 258 on the 12,909 reported last week.
It was confirmed today that nearly 21,000 Moray residents have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. That's more than 20 per cent of the area's population.
Moray neighbourhood update
Nine of Moray's 'neighbourhood areas' have had at least three confirmed cases of Covid-19 within the last week.
Keith and Fife Keith remains a hot spot, with 16 confirmed cases, with Elgin having the same number (Elgin Central West 5; Elgin Bishopmill West and Newfield 4; New Elgin East 4; Elgin Cathedral to Ashgrove and Pinefield 3).
For the second successive week, there are fewer than three confirmed cases in Forres, Buckie and Lossiemouth.
The remaining cases are spread across four areas. These are: Fochabers, Aultmore, Clochan and Ordiquish (eight); Cullen, Portknockie, Findochty, Drybridge and Berryhillock (six); Rural Keith and Strathisla (four) and Rafford, Dallas, Dyke to Dava (three).
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Today's daily update shows 1121 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 February 17, 28,380 people were newly-tested with 5924 testing positive for the first time. That's a reduction on the 6076 positive tests last week, of 29,765 people tested.
Since the outbreak began, 1,638,293 people in Scotland have been tested at least once, with 194,269 positive and 1,444,024 negative.
During the week ending February 14, 323 deaths were registered where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. That's a reduction on the 374 deaths confirmed the week prior.
That takes Scotland's death toll since the outbreak began to 9053. A total of 6828 of those died after testing positive for Covid-19.
A total of 99 people are in intensive care in relation to Covid-19, with 1317 patients in hospital.
In total, 13,004 patients who have tested positive for Covid-19 have been released from hospital since March 5.
Cases by local authority
+ is number of cases confirmed within the last week
Glasgow City: 35,842 (+868)
North Lanarkshire: 18,162 18,744 (+582)
South Lanarkshire: 16,696 (+471)
Edinburgh City: 14,742 (+264)
Fife: 9460 (+224)
Renfrewshire: 9210 (+327)
Aberdeen City: 6465 (+83)
West Lothian: 6212 (+351)
Dundee City: 6085 (+64)
East Ayrshire: 5558 (+404)
North Ayrshire: 5473 (+178)
Falkirk: 5274 (+345)
Aberdeenshire: 5196 (+104)
East Dunbartonshire: 4604 (+73)
East Renfrewshire: 4093 (+101)
Dumfries and Galloway: 3940 (+56)
West Dunbartonshire: 3879 (+203)
Perth and Kinross: 3861 (+85)
South Ayrshire: 3717 (+71)
Highland: 3013 (+143)
Angus: 2800 (+63)
Inverclyde: 2777 (+73)
Scottish Borders: 2758 (+36)
Stirling: 2710 (+144)
Midlothian: 2709 (+102)
East Lothian: 2387 (+71)
Clackmannanshire: 1896 (+119)
Argyll and Bute: 1354 (+39)
MORAY: 1147 (+72)
Na h-Eileanan Siar: 254 (+28)
Shetland: 212 (-)
Orkney: 69 (+5)