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Nairn area records 24 Covid-19 coronavirus cases over seven days to January 3, Public Health Scotland data reveals


By Philip Murray

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Nairn and its surrounding area detected 24 coronavirus cases in a week. Picture: Public Health Scotland.
Nairn and its surrounding area detected 24 coronavirus cases in a week. Picture: Public Health Scotland.

TWENTY-four Covid-19 cases were detected in Nairn and its immediate neighbourhood in the seven days leading up to January 3, new figures have shown.

The town, which is split into two parts on Public Health Scotland’s online coronavirus map - Nairn West and Nairn East - recorded six cases and four cases respectively over that period.

A further 14 were detected in the ‘Nairn Rural’ ward which surrounds the town..

The new figures were released after the Highland Council area set another new record infection rate.

The seven day positive rate across the local authority area now stands at 212.9 cases for every 100,000 people.

The figure is up from the previous record of 188.7 which was recorded yesterday – and much higher than the 14 cases per 100,000 which was being reported at the start of December.

Scotland's current Covid-19 infection rate is 290.8 cases per 100,000 people.

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