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Covid statistics show 245 cases in Caithness in latest seven-day period

By Alan Hendry

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There were 245 new Covid-19 cases in Caithness in the most recent seven-day period recorded by Public Health Scotland.

Among the county's seven neighbourhoods, Caithness North West had the highest number of positive tests at 58 based on people tested for the virus between April 5 and 11. This gave Caithness North West a seven-day rate per 100,000 population of 1159.1.

There were 47 positive cases in Thurso West, 30 each in Caithness South and Wick North, 27 each in Thurso East and Wick South and 26 in Caithness North East.

There were 32 positive tests in the Sutherland South neighbourhood, 28 in Sutherland East and 11 in Sutherland North and West.

Positive cases across the Highland local authority area from April 5-11 totalled 1776, with a seven-day positive rate per 100,000 population of 754.4 for the region as a whole.

Public Health Scotland's interactive dashboard has a map giving the number of cases in individual neighbourhoods throughout Scotland. Most neighbourhoods have between 2500 and 6000 residents.

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