Coronavirus: Borders map shows areas with least new cases

AN INTERACTIVE Borders map shows the areas that have been least affected by coronavirus lately.

The map, set up by Public Health Scotland, shows the number of new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 that an area has had over a seven-day period.

The latest figures – as at 4.55pm on February 8 – show the seven-day period between January 30 and February 5.

The figures show that Galashiels West, Galashiels South, Peebles North and Peebles South were among the least affected areas – having fewer than three positive cases of coronavirus in that period.

Elsewhere in the Borders, the other areas which experienced fewer than three cases were: Tweeddale West Area; Melrose and Tweedbank Area; Lauder and Area; Langlee; Kelso South; Kelso North; Jedburgh; Eyemouth; Ettrick Yarrow and Liliesleaf Area; Earlston, Stow and Clovenfords Area; Duns; Coldstream and Area; Cheviot West; Cheviot East; Burnfoot; Berwickshire East; and Berwickshire Central.

At the other end of the scale, St Boswells and Newton Area was the worst affected area in the Borders during the latest seven-day period – recording seven cases (a rate of 184.3 per 100,000).

Hawick North was the next worst affected area (six cases), followed by Galashiels North (four cases).

The Borders map is split into 30 neighbourhoods.

To see the map, click here and then select ‘cases by neighbourhood’.

Border Telegraph | News