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At least 26 Covid cases in Caithness in latest seven-day period

By Alan Hendry

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There were at least 26 positive tests for Covid-19 in Caithness, and 18 in Sutherland, during the latest seven-day period recorded by Public Health Scotland.

The figures were based on people tested from July 6-12.

The national agency's interactive dashboard has a map giving the number of positive cases in specific Scottish neighbourhoods, seven of which are in Caithness.

There were nine positive cases in the Wick South neighbourhood over the seven-day period, five in Thurso East and four each in Caithness North East, Caithness North West and Thurso West.

If a neighbourhood has fewer than three positive cases, the number is presented as 0-2 "to help protect patient confidentiality". The county's two other neighbourhoods – Caithness South and Wick North – both came into this category based on tests from July 6-12, meaning there could have been zero, one or two positive cases in each.

There were 10 cases in the Sutherland South neighbourhood, five in Sutherland North and West and three in Sutherland East.

Public Health Scotland reported 473 positive cases in the Highland local authority area during the seven-day period. The region's seven-day positive rate per 100,000 population was 200.6.

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