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No new coronavirus deaths reported as Public Health Scotland changes way in which data is presented

By Jonathan Clark

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Coronavirus update.
Coronavirus update.

NO NEW coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Moray in the last week, with the death toll remaining at 61 since the outbreak began.

Of those 61, 47 tested positive for virus and passed away within 28 days, while 14 had the virus mentioned on their death certificate.

Meanwhile, there has been a change in the way which Public Health Scotland is reporting the number of Covid-19 tests.

Figures show that the number of positive cases has risen from 13,040 to 13,490 – an increase of 450. However, the 450 only represents positive PCR tests and does not include positive lateral flow tests as previous.

This is despite people with no symptoms who test positive for Covid-19 no longer being asked to get a confirmatory PCR test.

New figures, though, show figures for Moray across the last two weeks. These figures show that 1480 people tested positive on a PCR test, 835 tested positive on an LFD test and 299 had both tests.

This change in data may change these updates going forward.

Moray neighbourhood update

Data on cases per 'neighbourhood area' is now only being given in relation to PCR tests.

All of Moray's 24 neighbourhood areas confirmed positive PCR tests between January 10 and January 16.

Elgin was the worst-hit town in Moray with a total of 111 positive PCR tests.

Meanwhile, there were 46 positive PCR tests in 46 in Forres, 43 in Buckie, 36 in Lossiemouth and 17 in Keith and Fife Keith.

The spread of coronavirus throughout Moray is highlighted by this map.
The spread of coronavirus throughout Moray is highlighted by this map.

The other cases are as follows:

  • Heldon West, Fogwatt to Inchberry: 39
  • South Speyside and the Cabrach: 24
  • Rafford, Dallas, Dyke to Dava: 23
  • Cullen, Portknockie, Findochty, Drybridge and Berryhillock: 23
  • Burghead, Roseisle and Laich: 21
  • Rural Keith and Strathisla: 18
  • North Speyside: 17
  • Lhanbryde, Urquhart, Pitgavney and seaward: 12
  • Findhorn, Kinloss and Pluscarden Valley: 10
  • Mosstodloch, Portgordon and seaward: 10
  • Fochabers, Aultmore, Clochan and Ordiquish: Five

Moray vaccination update

Covid-19 vaccine update.
Covid-19 vaccine update.

The number of people aged 12 plus in Moray to have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine is 72,203. This accounts for 85.8 per cent of the eligible population.

The number to have received one dose is 77,651 – or 92.3 per cent of those eligible.

In total, 58,331 people aged 12 plus have received a booster/third jab, accounting for 69.3 per cent of the population.

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