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Fifteen positive Covid cases in Wick South neighbourhood


By Alan Hendry

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Fifteen positive cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Wick South over the latest seven-day period covered by Public Health Scotland, contributing to a total of at least 28 in Caithness as a whole.

It meant the figure for Wick South had almost doubled in the space of a few days.

There were five cases each in Caithness North West and Thurso West, and three in Caithness North East, according to the national agency’s statistics for the period January 3-9.

Its interactive dashboard has a map giving the number of positive cases in specific neighbourhoods, seven of which are within Caithness.

If a neighbourhood has fewer than three positive cases the number is presented as "0-2". The county's three other neighbourhoods – Caithness South, Thurso East and Wick North – all came into this category for January 3-9, meaning there could have been zero, one or two positive cases in each.

The dashboard reported 513 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 217.5.

The Ross-shire towns of Alness, Invergordon and Dingwall had 147 positive cases between them – 70 in Alness, 54 in Invergordon and 23 in Dingwall.



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