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Three deaths from coronavirus takes Moray total to 13


By Jonathan Clark

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THREE more people have died due to coronavirus in Moray, taking the total to 13.

Figures released by the National Records of Scotland show three people died between May 11 and May 17, a rise of one on the two deaths the week prior. All deaths occurred in hospital.

Seven Moray residents have now died of coronavirus in hospital, four at home and two in care homes.

There were 26 deaths recorded by NHS Grampian between the same dates, taking the health board's total to 213 since the outbreak began.

The number of people dying across Grampian is falling slightly week-on-week – and is down on 28 last week and 30 the week prior.

A total of 73 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Moray since the outbreak began, a rise of one overnight. Grampian-wide, 1216 cases have been confirmed – an increase of 10 overnight.

Neighbouring Aberdeenshire (pop: 261,500) has seen 107 deaths from 420 confirmed cases of covid-19, while Aberdeen City (pop: 227,500) has seen 93 deaths from 710 cases. Highland has 193 positive cases and 44 deaths (population 235,500).

Across Scotland, 3546 people have died due to coronavirus, according to NRS figures. That includes all deaths where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate, even if they person hadn't tested positive for covid-19.

332 people died across Scotland due to the virus between May 11 and May 17 – down on 415 between May 4 and May 10, 523 between April 27 and May 3 and 658 between April 20 and April 26.

Of the 332 deaths recorded, 55 per cent occurred in care homes, with 38 per cent in hospitals and six per cent at home. 76 per cent of those who have died have been aged 75 or older, with 51 per cent male and 49 per cent female.

The Scottish Government's daily update showed a total of 2184 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus. 92,594 people in Scotland have been tested through NHS labs, with 77,843 negative tests and 14,751 positive. A total of 3443 have been discharged from hospital after testing positive.

Coronavirus deaths by local authority

Glasgow City: 570

City of Edinburgh: 360

South Lanarkshire: 252

North Lanarkshire: 230

Renfrewshire: 177

Fife: 177

Dundee City: 136

Falkirk: 111

West Dunbartonshire: 110

Aberdeenshire: 107

Inverclyde: 106

East Dunbartonshire: 104

Midlothian: 102

South Ayrshire: 93

Aberdeen City: 93

East Renfrewshire: 89

North Ayrshire: 83

East Lothian: 74

West Lothian: 68

East Ayrshire: 65

Perth and Kinross: 62

Argyll and Bute: 59

Angus: 59

Scottish Borders: 54

Stirling: 51

Dumfries and Galloway: 47

Highland: 44

Clackmannanshire: 41

MORAY: 13

Shetland: 7

Orkney: 2

Na h-Eileanan Siar: 0

Coronavirus cases by local authority

Glasgow City: 1923 (*pop: 630,000)

City of Edinburgh: 1477 (pop: 518,500)

South Lanarkshire: 923 (pop: 320,000)

North Lanarkshire: 920 (pop: 340,000)

Dundee City: 884 (pop: 149,000)

Fife: 826 (pop: 372,000)

Aberdeen City: 710 (pop: 227,500)

Falkirk: 535 (pop: 160,000)

Renfrewshire: 508 (pop: 178,000)

Midlothian: 458 (pop: 92,000)

Aberdeenshire: 420 (pop: 261,500)

Angus: 405 pop: (116,000)

East Dunbartonshire: 393 (pop: 108,000)

West Lothian: 370 (pop: 182,000)

East Ayrshire: 340 (pop: 122,000)

West Dunbartonshire: 327 (pop: 89,000)

Scottish Borders: 322 (pop: 115,000)

Perth and Kinross: 319 (pop: 151,000)

North Ayrshire: 310 (pop: 135,000)

South Ayrshire: 308 (pop: 112,500)

Inverclyde: 308 (pop: 78,000)

East Renfrewshire: 286 (pop: 95,000)

Dumfries and Galloway: 257 (pop: 149,000)

East Lothian: 223 (pop: 106,000)

Stirling: 193 (pop: 95,000)

Highland: 193 (pop: 235,500)

Clackmannanshire: 165 (pop: 51,500)

Argyll and Bute: 135 (pop: 86,000)

MORAY: 73 (pop: 95,500)

Shetland: 54 (pop: 23,000)

Orkney: 7 (pop: 22,200)

Na h-Eileanan Siar: 6 (pop: 26,800)

*population estimates based on 2018 figures.

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