Dundee Covid cases on the rise with case rate almost triple the Scottish average – –

Dundee Covid cases on the rise with case rate almost triple the Scottish average – –

Another 93 cases of Covid in Dundee were reported on Sunday, with the city recording a seven-day case rate close to triple the Scottish average.
New data from Public Health Scotland have confirmed 1,036 new cases in Scotland, with 5% of results recording a positive result.

93 of the new cases were in Dundee, where the seven-day coronavirus case rate per 100,000 people stood at 300.7.

This is the city’s highest case rate since January 1.

No new deaths from the virus have been recorded, meaning the death toll among those who have died after testing positive now stands at 7,679.

Data on hospital and intensive care admissions are not provided over the weekend, with 132 people reportedly hospitalized on June 9.

Tayside and Fife cases

In Fife, 48 other positive results were reported by health authorities on Sunday. In the seven days to June 10, the region had a case rate of 62.1 per 100,000 population.

Perth and Kinross have seen cases increase by 35, while in Angus another 23 positive results have been returned.

Cas de Dundee Covid

In total, eight areas of Dundee have coronavirus case rates above 400 per 100,000. This includes Baxter Park, which has a rate of 870.1.

20 new cases in Douglas East in the week to June 10 gave the region a case rate of 723.9.

Charleston, Caird Park, The Glens, Fintry, Stobswell and Balgay were included among the highest alert areas.

Charleston recorded a rate of 657 over seven days, down from 516 on June 8. Similar increases have been recorded at The Glens, which now has a case rate of 538.

It comes after we reported how more than 1,000 students and staff at schools in Dundee were isolating themselves from the coronavirus.

Dundee continues to have the highest virus rate of any local authority in Scotland, Council Chief John Alexander warning that the increase in cases across the city is further disrupting schooling for children.

NHS Tayside had urged residents to get tested amid the increase in cases, with a new schedule for mobile test units announced for the city.

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