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One coronavirus-related death confirmed in Moray


By Jonathan Clark

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Coronavirus update.
Coronavirus update.

ONE coronavirus-related death has been recorded in Moray in the last week, taking the area's death toll since the outbreak began to 65.

The person that died had the virus mentioned on their death certificate.

Of the 65 people that have died due to coronavirus in Moray, 50 tested positive for virus before dying, while 15 had the virus mentioned on their death certificate.

Meanwhile, Public Health Scotland statistics show that 395 people in Moray have tested positive for the virus on PCR tests in the last week. Across the same time frame, 181 negative PCR tests were returned.

Since January 6, 2005 people in the area have tested positive on a PCR test, 1950 have tested positive on an LFD test and 613 have been positive on both.

Moray neighbourhood update

All of Moray's 24 neighbourhood areas confirmed at least seven positive PCR tests between January 23 and January 29.

Elgin was the worst-hit town in Moray with a total of 100 positive PCR tests – compared to 101 last week.

Meanwhile, there 45 positive PCR tests in Forres, 30 in Lossiemouth, 26 in Buckie and 16 in Keith and Fife Keith.

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

The other cases are as follows:

  • Rafford, Dallas, Dyke to Dava: 31
  • Heldon West, Fogwatt to Inchberry: 26
  • Lhanbryde, Urquhart, Pitgavney and seaward: 20
  • North Speyside: 18
  • Burghead, Roseisle and Laich: 14
  • Findhorn, Kinloss and Pluscarden Valley: 14
  • Mosstodloch, Portgordon and seaward: 12
  • South Speyside and the Cabrach: 12
  • Rural Keith and Strathisla: 12
  • Cullen, Portknockie, Findochty, Drybridge and Berryhillock: 11
  • Fochabers, Aultmore, Clochan and Ordiquish: Eight

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 73,205. This accounts for 87 per cent of the eligible population.

The number to have received one dose is 77,817 – or 92.5 per cent of those eligible.

In total, 59,522 people aged 12 plus have received a booster/third jab, accounting for 70.8 per cent of the population.



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