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Covid statistics show 97 new cases in Caithness

By Alan Hendry

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There were 97 new Covid-19 cases in Caithness in the latest seven-day period recorded by Public Health Scotland.

Caithness North West had the highest number of positive PCR tests among the seven Caithness neighbourhoods with 31.

There were 17 cases in Caithness South, 14 in Thurso West, 11 in Wick South and nine each in Caithness North East and Wick North, with six in Thurso East, based on tests between January 9 and 15.

Sutherland recorded 49 cases over the same period.

There were 31 in the Sutherland South neighbourhood, with nine each in Sutherland North and West and Sutherland East.

Positive PCR cases across the Highland local authority area during the latest seven-day period totalled 1223, with a seven-day positive PCR rate per 100,000 population of 519.5 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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