Covid rate remains steady in Caithness with at least 21 positive cases
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The spread of Covid-19 in Caithness remained steady over the latest seven-day period covered by Public Health Scotland with at least 21 positive cases in the county.
The national agency’s interactive dashboard has a map giving the number of positive cases in specific "neighbourhoods", seven of which are within Caithness.
The latest figures show that Wick South had eight positive cases during the period from January 1-7, while there were seven in Thurso West and six in Caithness North West.
If a neighbourhood has fewer than three positive cases the number is presented as "0-2". The county's four other neighbourhoods – Caithness North East, Caithness South, Thurso East and Wick North – all came into this category, meaning there could have been zero, one or two positive cases in each area.
The online resource reported 507 positive cases in the Highland local authority area during the seven-day period. The region's seven-day positive rate per 100,000 population had risen to 215.
The neighbouring Easter Ross towns of Alness and Invergordon had 114 positive cases between them from January 1-7, with 72 cases in Alness and 42 in Invergordon.