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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 20 in Sutherland, during the latest seven-day period recorded by Public Health Scotland.

The figures were based on people tested from July 10-16.

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 seven positive cases in the Thurso West neighbourhood over the seven-day period, six each in Caithness North East and Wick South, four in Thurso East and three in Wick North.

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 Caithness North West – both came into this category based on tests from July 10-16, meaning there could have been zero, one or two positive cases in each.

There were 14 cases in the Sutherland South neighbourhood, six in Sutherland North and West and 0-2 in Sutherland East.

Public Health Scotland reported 448 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 190.

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